India expects USD 5. 8 bln revenue from telecom sector in 2019-20

February 3, 2019

The government expects marginal growth in revenue from telecom sector at Rs 41,519.76 crore (USD 5. 8 bln ) in 2019-20, as per data published in the budget document.

Union Budget 2019/Budget 2019: The government expects marginal growth in revenue from telecom sector at Rs 41,519.76 crore in 2019-20, as per data published in the budget document.

The collection for the current fiscal is expected to fell short of Rs 9,416.42 crore at Rs 39,245 crore from the budgeted provision of Rs 48,661.42 crore.
Receipts from telecom sector mainly relate to the license fees from operators and spectrum usage charges.

According to data published by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) for July-September 2018, the gross revenue of telecom service providers dipped by 12.86 per cent to Rs 57,827.24 from Rs 66,361.7 crore and adjusted gross revenue (AGR) by 13.26 per cent to Rs 36,142.44 crore from Rs 41,668.84 crore on year-on-year basis.

The revenue from telecom sector has been declining since end of 2016. (Picture Courtesy: Forbes)

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