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Idea Q1 profit up 57 per cent

REUTERS | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jul 22, 2014, 6:27 am IST
Updated Mar 31, 2019, 5:47 pm IST
Idea Cellular logo  (Photo: DC archives)
 Idea Cellular logo (Photo: DC archives)

Mumbai: Idea Cellular Ltd reported a 57.2 percent jump in quarterly profit as mobile phone carriers benefit from fewer competitors in the world’s second-largest mobile phone market after a long price war.

Idea, India’s third-biggest mobile phone operator by users and revenue, said on Monday consolidated first-quarter profit was Rs 7.28 billion ($120.8 million), up from Rs 4.63 billion a year ago.

Analysts had expected that Idea, part of India’s Aditya Birla conglomerate and nearly a fifth owned by Malaysia’s Axiata, to earn Rs 6.29 billion.

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