New customers are now being billed, and old customers have been told to choose one pack or another.
Vodafone Idea shares closed nearly 2.5 per cent lower at Rs 5.89 on BSE Wednesday.
Airtel said it would disconnect BSNL customers if it didn't regard Airtel-Tata Tele as a merged entity.
Jio recently said it would raise tariffs, if directed by Trai, in a manner that does not hurt data consumption or growth in digital adoption. This was a day after Voda Idea and Airtel said they would raise tariffs next month. It has already started charging customers for outbound calls to other networks.
The International Telecom Union has dismissed a proposal of the Department of Telecommunications – pushed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) – to restrict transmission power of 5G mobile base stations, and has upheld the view of the telecom industry at the World Radio Communications-2019 conference in Egypt.
The tower companies could consider payment holidays for Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel for the first three-to-six months on new sites or do away with the lock-in period for new tenancies, industry officials said.
Jio is likely to be very careful about a tariff hike, as the pricing gap between it & others has narrowed.
Voda Idea has pegged its additional AGR liability at Rs 44,200 cr; dues that need to be paid in under 3 months.
Voda Idea’s top management has cautioned lenders that timely repayments may not be possible without govt relief
Takkar's comments came on a Voda Idea earnings call Friday, a day after the beleaguered telco reported an unprecedented net loss of Rs 50,921.9 crore, weighed down by provisions for statutory liabilities following the top court’s recent AGR ruling.
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