Telenor continues its upward momentum in Pakistan and worldwide. This post is a brief overview of how Telenor did in PakistanÂ for second quarter of 2007 – it is based on the original version at State of Telecom in PakistanÂ . Iâ€™ve includedÂ an extract from the reports available at Telenorâ€™s website, click on the image to see the full resolution view.
Most indicators of Telenor’s performanceÂ are good: Revenues have soared, subscriber share is steadily increasing.Â The EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation) is positive for the first time, though the ebitda margin is only 7%. Another thing which needs to be noted that Telenorâ€™s operating losses haveÂ reduced in 2007. Yes, they lose money. The losses areÂ Â dueÂ to leasing line costs and capital expenditure, among other factors.
The average revenue per user (ARPU)Â has stabilized around Rs 280 per month for Pakistan – its low but thatâ€™s the reality of the market. The bottomÂ chartÂ below shows the minutes of use and the average price per minute, which for Pakistan is around Rs 2/min.
It looks like Telenor is going to give its competitors a very tough time!