Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) is likely to see increases year on year (YoY) outstanding revenues by 9 percent, said a report published by “The Nation”
Paper termed anticipated surge in international revenues of the company as major factor for increase in revenues. Though, PTCL’s whole sale revenues are expected to drop down due to growing participation (competition) of telecom operators in various segments of telecommunication industry, such as LDI (Long Distance & International) LL (Local Loop), WLL (Wireless Local Loop) and FLL (Fixed Local Loop).
It is expected that PTCL will lose revenues (compared to previous year) in fixed telephony, due to decrement in subscriber base. At the same time, WLL has also lacked the momentum that it saw previous year; while on other hand, international revenues are expected to increase due to increase in incoming international traffic, increased APC and depreciated Pak rupees. Additionally, Ufone’s subscribers touched a level of 19.3 million in December 08, grew by 7 percent in 1HFY09, far better than the 2 percent increase in total cellular subscribers in the same period.
However, declining trend in ARPU (average revenue per user) remains the chief concern for Ufone as the total cellular subscribers for FY09 are expected to be 90.2 million, with Ufone’s at 20.3 million. Ufone’s ARPU is expected to settle at USD 1.56 (down 31 percent YoY in USD terms and 10 percent YoY in PKR terms).
Via [The Nation]