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Airtel eyes tariff hike mid-year; here's how telcos' Arpu stack up

Airtel reported an ARPU of Rs 193 in Q3, FY23 with the widening of its 4G customer base

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Aneesh Phadnis
Airtel is likely to hike its tariffs across plans in the middle of the year. “We don’t need more Vodafone-type scenarios in the country… it’s very important that we have robust viable companies which can invest in new technologies, go to rural areas, provide fantastic coverage and capacity,” Bharti Enterprises Chairman Sunil Mittal said at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. “It (tariff hike) will happen across the board,” he said.

Earlier in February, Bharti Airtel’s CEO Gopal Vittal said average revenue per user (ARPU) needs to rise to Rs 300-level for a respectable return on capital and hoped that

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First Published: Feb 28 2023 | 7:42 PM IST

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