Brokerage CLSA expects the shrinkage in dual-SIM usage to further accelerate and lead to a reduction in overall subscriber additions once Jio starts charging customers later this year.
The BIF represents Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Telenor, Qualcomm, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Intel, among other companies.
A senior executive at one of the world's biggest network vendors warned that if the govt puts all imported telecom network products “in the red channel category“, it would invariably lead to testing delays, negatively impact business conditions
The government’s immediate objective is to also ensure that local screening does not create supply-chain bottlenecks.
Analysts and industry experts said Airtel is “best positioned” to leverage revenue growth from its additional business, which collectively generate nearly a quarter of annual revenue, unlike Idea and Vodafone India which largely depend on their dominant mobile services business that garner over 90% and 84% of overall revenues respectively.
Such aggression so early in the game means market share gains for Jio will not come easy, especially with the low penetration of associated handsets.
The link is a strategic fibre asset for Airtel in the Saarc region, which will enable the company to offer robust end-to-end connectivity solutions in Myanmar.
Raghunath Mandava, who is Chief Operating Officer of Airtel Africa, will take over as managing director & CEO, from January 1, 2017, according to a company statement issued Tuesday.
But Jio could get adversely impacted if pre-paid users, who make up over 90% of a telco’s user base, load up on talktime before December 15.
JP Morgan expects Jio to net 100 million users by March end. Morgan Stanley expects Jio to end the January-March period with 90 million customers.
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