The combined 4G user base of Voda Idea, Airtel and Jio jumped 85% to 432.5 million on Jan 1 from a year earlier.
The meeting will review bottlenecks holding up 5G deployments.
Cite paucity of labs to undertake such in-country screening; mobile operators import an estimated $6-7billion of 3G and 4G network equipment annually.
Reducing liabilities holds the key to Vodafone Idea’s ability to expand 4G operations, say analysts.
The company needs to deleverage to free up funds to spend on its 4G network expansion.
Vodafone Idea expects subscribers to continue leaving in the January-March and April-June quarters.
Airtel expects refarming of airwaves to boost its 4G capacity at virtually zero incremental costs.
India’s second-largest telco’s shares closed 1.35% higher on BSE at Rs 311.30.
Phone companies and analysts said the immediate telecom agenda must be to cut hefty levies telcos face, exempt spectrum and licence fee payouts from GST among others.
Analysts estimate Jio's user to reach 302 mn by end-FY19, its monthly customer addition is around 9-10 mn
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