Mittal, who has time and again drawn attention to the high taxes and levies in the sector, said it is important for the telecom industry to be sustainable as it is "high capital-intensive"
Vodafone Idea says no TRAI intervention on tariffs may prompt more industry exits; Airtel for 2-year floor price
In its recent submission to the TRAI, Vodafone Idea flagged the "deep financial distress" in the telecom sector, reflecting in unprecedented decline in revenues.
Bharti Airtel to gain at cost of Vodafone Idea as it has better balance sheet strength, say brokerages
Bharti Airtel expects industry revenues to start growing again due to recent tariff hikes, and expects industry revenues to surpass $50 billion (timeline unspecified) as opposed $30 billion at present, per company.
Bharti Airtel's Q2 mobile services revenue up 7% to Rs 10,981 cr y-o-y; ARPU slips in September quarter
Airtel's average revenue per user (ARPU) for mobile services—a key metrics for telecom companies—slipped marginally to Rs 128 against Rs 129 in the previous sequential quarter
India's largest telecom operator Vodafone Idea on Friday narrowed its consolidated loss to Rs 4,873.9 crore for the June 2019 quarter.
The most significant announcement that users can expect from Reliance Jio in its 42nd AGM is the commercial launch of JioGigaFiber.
Airtel ARPU grows 6.5% to Rs 123 in Jan-Mar quarter, loss from India mobile service business more than doubled
Airtel's loss from India mobile services business more than doubled to Rs 1,377.8 crore in January-March 2019 compared with Rs 482.2 crore loss in the same period of the previous fiscal year.
Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel together shed 29.6 million users by March-end compared to February.
Airtel, Vodafone Idea lose 30 mn customers, Reliance Jio adds 9.4 mn users in March; broadband subscriber base rises
Bharti Airtel's mobile subscriber base was 325.1 million, and that of rival Reliance Jio was 306.7 million as on March 2019.
Airtel tweaks post-paid offerings, to gradually phase out plans below Rs 499 for better realisation from subscribers
The source said Airtel is in the process of phasing out post-paid plans of less than Rs 499, as other plans pack in more value and digital content for subscribers willing to shell out a tad bit more.
Vodafone Idea Q4 loss narrows sequentially to Rs 4,882 cr; co says strategic initiatives taking effect
Despite improvement in operational metrics, the earnings scorecard of Vodafone Idea—and of Bharti Airtel last week—underline the challenge telecom players face to grow profitability in India.
Talking about pricing or tariff, Soni said the average tariffs have been on the decline from the last four to five years.
Jio launched its much-awaited 4G feature phone, which will be made available from September
Reliance offers Jio Phone virtually free: Mukesh Ambani's big disruption could change telecom market completely
Now that Reliance Jio has turned aggressive about the lower end of the telecom market, Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular may not be able to escape the heat
Reliance Jio trounces Bharti Airtel, Vodafone by adding 4.8 million subscribers in May, says Trai report
Aggressive high pitch advertisements by Reliance Jio during IPL-10 would have increased visibility and partially led to such strong net additions
With the second anticipated disruption from RJio – the launch of 4G feature phone – it would be foolhardy for competitors to heave a sigh of relief just yet
Under the Rs 349 plan, users are being offered 20 GB of data for 56 days, while Rs 399 will get them 84 GB of data valid for 84 days.
The bottomline is that though a mega merger with the potential to shake up India’s telecom industry has been announced, no major upheavals should be expected immediately
For Bharti Airtel, Idea and Vodafone India, the next few months will likely be as tough as the last six