Bharti Airtel to leverage deal with Reliance Jio Infocomm

Dec 17 2013, 15:10 IST
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The Bharti Airtel official contended that any telecom company that tries to offer only data services may find it difficult to build a long-term sustainable business in India. (AP) The Bharti Airtel official contended that any telecom company that tries to offer only data services may find it difficult to build a long-term sustainable business in India. (AP)
SummaryBack-end collaboration could lead to deals on tariffs, devices & spectrum auctions

executive said.

He was also quick to point out that voice services will continue to be a strong offering in India. “Around 80% of the Indian market will continue to be feature phones in the next couple of years, which would use a lot of voice-based services. Moreover, companies are able to price data rates low because it sits on the legacy of established voice networks,” the Airtel executive added.

He, however, said that limited spectrum availability, and lack of fibre connectivity are “big challenges” that could limit data usage explosion. According to a recent Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs forecast, data traffic on metro networks will increase 560% by 2017 mainly driven by demand for video.

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