A year after Trai’s IUC cut, mobile connections get pricier for the poor1 min read 02 Nov 2018, 07:39 AM IST
Trai had justified the IUC cut saying it provides incentives for telcos to upgrade to efficient technologies, which will result in lower costs for consumers. But as far as affordability for low-end users goes, the opposite is already happening
Bharti Airtel Ltd has decided to wean away subscribers who barely add anything to its kitty, according to a Mint report. The company said on a call with analysts that about 30% of its 333 million India wireless subscriber base generates low double-digit Arpu (average revenue per user). To correct this, it has introduced plans that ensure a minimum Arpu of ₹ 35 per month.