Airtel 5G Launch: Airtel 28000 crore investment to provide 5G services, additional cost on customers? –

Airtel: Airtel is going to invest around Rs 27-28 thousand crores to build the infrastructure required for 5G services. There will be no additional charges on 5G service subscribers even if the spending allocation for the infrastructure sector is increased by 10-15%. A part of Airtel executives said so. This is because, in other countries this model i.e. the commercial model of charging premium from customers for the increased spending of the infrastructure sector to provide 5G services has not worked.

In the words of an Airtel executive, ‘In the last 3 years the company has spent consistently in the infrastructure sector. This allocation may increase or decrease. However, 5-G infrastructure is planned to spend around 27-28 thousand crore rupees. The amount of this allocation is likely to increase gradually in the next one year.

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Earlier the company’s share in this sector was around 24-25 thousand crore rupees. This capital has mainly been spent on multiple sectors including mobile antennas, fiber, broadband, enterprise technology data centers.

India’s Airtel has 3,293 base stations to offer 5G services as of November 26, according to Union Telecom Ministry data.
Bharti Airtel has increased the 28-day minimum recharge price by 55% in Haryana and Odisha. It has been increased to 155 rupees. The company has discontinued the previous minimum recharge plan of Rs.99. Where 200 megabytes of data was offered and the call rate was 2.5 paisa per second.

The newly launched Rs 155 plan in Haryana and Odisha offers unlimited calling, 1 GB data and 300 SMS. According to Airtel sources, customers have responded well to this new plan so far.
According to some Airtel executives, this new plan will be run for 6 weeks. After seeing its results, it will be introduced in other circles as well.

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But customers will be charged an additional premium for 5G services, a company official said. Because, this model has not proved profitable anywhere in the world, he says.
According to statistics, Airtel’s average revenue per user (ARPU) for the July-September half of 2022 is Rs 190. Which was Rs 153 in the same half of last year. As a result, Airtel is in a good position in terms of revenue.

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