Telecom companies preparing to increase tariff plans
Telecom companies preparing From April 1, talking on mobile and using internet will be expensive. Telecom companies are preparing. As telecom companies prepare to hike rates from April 1, rising tariffs and data plan charges will disrupt consumers’ budgets.
ICRA says the increase in tariffs and upgrading from 2G to 4G to customers could improve the average revenue per user (ARPU) i.e. average revenue per customer. By the middle of the year it could be around Rs 220. This will increase the industry’s revenue by 11 per cent to 13 per cent in the next two years and operating margins by about 38 per cent in FY2022.
New Delhi. Telecom operators may increase the tariff plan in the coming months. Due to which it is expensive for telecom customers to talk on mobile and use internet. Notably, telecom companies are set to hike rates from April 1. According to a report by the Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency (ICRA), companies may once again raise tariffs to boost their revenue in the financial year 2021-22 starting April 1. However, no explanation has been given as to how much the prices will be increased.
Corona epidemic did not affect telecom industry – Corona epidemic did not affect telecom industry much. The situation improved due to the increase in data usage and tariffs in the lockdown. Work from home, an online classic, has led to an increase in data usage.
1.6 lakh crore due from telecom companies – Rs 1.69 lakh of total Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) is due on telecom companies. On the other hand, so far only 15 telecom companies have paid only Rs 30,254 crore. Airtel owes about Rs 25,976 crore, Vodafone Idea Rs 50,399 crore and Tata Teleservices about Rs 16,798 crore. Companies have to pay 10 per cent in the current financial year and the rest in the coming years.
Tariff rates were increased in 2019 – Notably, in 2019, for the first time, companies increased tariffs. Telecom companies raised tariff rates in December 2019.
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