Besides this, Vodafone Idea will also charge 6 paise per minute for every outgoing call made by customers on to the network of other operators.
West Bengal, UP (West) and Assam service areas recorded growth of more than 100 per cent in the average wireless data usage per subscriber per year in 2018
An aggressive push by the telcos and mobile phone companies is likely to result in higher demand for mobile data with pricing becoming affordable.
Meeker pointed that Indians spend 28 hours on an average per week browsing the web on their mobile phones out of which around 12.5 hours is spent accessing entertainment content
While there are speculations over entry of Reliance Jio, the most important issue to focus on is expanding data usage in the country, says Suresh Mahadevan, MD, Head - Asia Telecom & Media Research at UBS.
Himanshu Kapania, MD, Idea Cellular, says at the moment only 25 percent of Idea subscribers are using 3G network and the focus is on increasing the subscriber base
A DoT panel on net neutrality is learnt to have opposed projects like Facebook's Internet.org, which allow access to certain websites without mobile data charges, while suggesting that similar plans such as Airtel Zero be allowed with prior clearance from Trai.
The expected drivers are surging mobile data consumption, proliferation in networked devices, faster broadband speed and higher usage of videos.
The company remains focused on revenue growth of its mobility business and is confident of delivering strong EBITDA in FY15 as compared to FY14, said Himanshu Kapania, MD, Idea Cellular.
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