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Bharti Airtel likely to see ARPU rise benefit only from March quarter

Around September, both VIL and Airtel started weeding very low Arpu subscribers, with a push to a minimum monthly Rs 35 recharge

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Even as the minimum recharge plans initiated by telecom companies are expected to boost average revenue per user (ARPU), analysts say the move would impact only three of the 22 circle area in the country for the December quarter. The real benefits would show only from the March quarter.  At Bharti Airtel, revenue growth in the December quarter (third or Q3 of 2018-19 is expected to be flat from the earlier one. However, a rise in Ebitda (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) in the African business is likely to make up for the decline in the Indian ...