Airtel increases mobile tariffs, other firms might follow

Bharti Airtel has increased the minimum voice & data tariff plan from Rs 78 to Rs 99, on the other hand, the firm also raised other pre-paid bundle plans.

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New Delhi: Bharti Airtel, India’s oldest mobile operator service, will be raising tariffs for pre-paid subscribers by 20-25% from 26 November, as telecommunication companies looking for a way to increase profitability ahead of new investment in telecom networks and 5G. It is expected that post-paid users might see some price changes.

Airtel stated that this will help them to raise mobile Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) to “Rs 200 and ultimately at Rs 300 so as to provide a reasonable return on capital that allows for a financially healthy business model.”

“We also believe that this level of ARPU will enable the substantial investments required in networks and spectrum. Even more important, this will give Airtel the elbow room to toll out 5G in India,” the firm stated.

Other telecom operators that are financially elongated such as Vodafone Idea, might follow the same move.

However, the main focus of the companies after raising tariffs will be to give quality services that have lagged the speed at which the Indian telecommunication sector has grown over certain years.

Bharti Airtel has increased the minimum voice & data tariff plan from Rs 78 to Rs 99, on the other hand, the firm also raised other pre-paid bundle plans.

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