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Analysts positive on telecom service providers despite delay in tariff hike

India Ratings believes increasing data usage and rising proportion of higher ARPU data customers in the overall subscriber mix hint that even without tariff hikes, the sector is structurally strong

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Telecom stocks | Tariff hike | Bharti Airtel Vodafone Idea

Nikita Vashisht  |  New Delhi 

Telecom sector
Global brokerage Jefferies thinks that hefty spend during the 5G spectrum auction has also pushed back tariff hike.

A delay in expected tariff hikes by Bharti Airtel, (Vi), and has not turned analysts cautious on the sector. On the contrary, the underperformance of Airtel and Vi relative to the Sensex and BSE Telecom indices on a year-to-date (YTD) basis, can be used as an opportunity to enter these stocks from a long-term perspective, they say.

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First Published: Fri, March 26 2021. 08:10 IST
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