’16 GB recordsdata consumption a month for Rs 160 is a tragedy’: Sunil Mittal hints at cell services rate hike  |  Photo Credit: BCCL
Contemporary Delhi: Bharti Airtel chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal on Monday hinted at an amplify in cell services prices in the next six months, saying that recordsdata at low rates is now not sustainable for the telecom industry.
He mentioned that 16 GB recordsdata consumption a month for Rs 160 is a tragedy.
“You either like 1.6 GB of ability monthly either at this tag point or you may possibly possibly per chance also put together to pay worthy extra. We are now not attempting USD 50-60 treasure the US or Europe nevertheless for sure USD 2 for 16 GB a month is now not sustainable,” Mittal mentioned at an tournament.
Mittal moreover mentioned that the moderate earnings per user (ARPU) is anticipated to spoiled Rs 200 in six months on digital exclaim material consumption. ARPU is the measure of earnings generated per user for a telco. “We would like a Rs 300 ARPU in which you are going to quiet contain decrease raze at Rs 100 a month with first rate quantity of recordsdata. However if your consumption is basically around staring at TV, motion photographs, leisure and depriving other vital special services networks, then you definately contain to pay for that,” Mittal mentioned on the launch of a e-book written by Bharti Enterprises executive Akhil Gupta.
Airtel reported an amplify in the ARPU to Rs 157 in basically the most important quarter ended June 30, 2020. The upward thrust in ARPU came after the tariff hike by Bharti Airtel in December 2019. Mittal mentioned that whereas telecom operators contain served the nation at some stage in the now not easy occasions, the industry wants to speculate in 5G, extra optical fibres, submarine cables and lots others.
“Businesses which may possibly possibly per chance be now not in telecom, moreover must undertake digital. It’s likely you’ll per chance even quiet view solid ARPUs constructing up in the next 5-6 months for the industry to be sustainable. We are down to 2-3 avid gamers now. India is a extraordinarily tag acutely conscious market. In six months’ time we ought to be crossing the impress of Rs 200 for obvious and Rs 250 may possibly possibly per chance be splendid,” Mittal mentioned.