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Last Updated : Mar 01, 2017 08:38 AM IST | Source: CNBC-TV18

Jio tariffs aggressive, operators need to respond: Sunil Mittal

Sunil Mittal expects that Airtel's plan to completely drop roaming charges, will result in increase of usage.

After six months of unlimited free data and voice, Reliance Jio will start charging for its services post March 31. Sunil Mittal, the Chairman of Bharti Airtel, said Jio's new Rs 303 tariff plan is very aggressive, and telecom operators will have to respond with better plans.

The telecom industry has been in consolidation mode, after Reliance Jio disrupted the sector by providing unlimited free voice and data. While industry giants Vodafone India and Idea Cellular plan a merger, Bharti Airtel recently acquired Telenor's India wing to become more competitive.

"Once the merger is approved by the authorities, we will merge that network into our network and bolster our existing 4G network, said Mittal.

Mittal expects that Airtel's plan to completely drop roaming charges, will result in increase of usage. 

Disclosure: RIL, which owns Reliance Jio, also owns Network18 and moneycontrol.com

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First Published on Feb 28, 2017 12:57 pm
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