Billionaire Anil Ambani-led RCom, which on the same day agreed to merge its wireless telecom business with smaller rival Aircel to create the country's fourth-biggest mobile phone operator, had posted a net profit of Rs 51 crore for the corresponding period a year ago.
Consolidated total income from operations declined 4.7 per cent to Rs 5,259 crore in the reported quarter from Rs 5,521 crore it posted in corresponding period a year ago.
"Results for quarter impacted by migration of CDMA customers to 4G LTE. RCom 4G LTE services now fully operational across India ," RCom said in a statement.
The revenue of RCom from Indian operation stood at Rs 4,693 crore, down 2.5 per cent from Rs 4,812 crore in the year-ago period.
The global operations segment of the company registered a revenue of Rs 1,185 crore, up 5.3 per cent compared with Rs 1,125 crore in corresponding period of 2015-16.
RCom said that its revenue per user increased 5.7 per cent to Rs 148.
"The total data customer base has grown 9.9 per cent Y-o-Y to 38.9 million including 25.4 million 3G and 4G customers in first quarter," the statement said.
The total data traffic at 102 billion MB was up 10.4 per cent Y-o-Y, it added.
Shares in RCom, on Wednesday, ended 2.72 per cent higher at Rs 51.05 apiece on the BSE, whose benchmark Sensex index finished up 0.07 per cent.