The tactic would lead to pressure on the average revenue per user (ARPU) of incumbent operators, US bank Morgan Stanley said in a report.
Until a few years ago, international roaming was based on pay-as-you-go rates and as overseas travel increased, operators stared introducing cheaper packages.
India’s largest telcos allege that Trai violated its own rules by allowing Jio to offer successive promotional offers after starting services in September.
Industry leaders say Mallya's arrest is a message for promoters to adhere to the highest ethical standards.
Although consolidation in the infra section of the industry has been on for a while, the hit will be worse now because of operators seeking to merge.
Airtel, Idea and RCom are likely to report sharply lower earnings in January-March, stung by the second full quarter of Jio's free services, analysts said.
The telecom turmoil has offered many examples from handling of human resources to strategy, marketing and pricing that form part of management courses.
Reliance Jio Infocomm, which kicked off commercial services in September, was in breach of the regulator’s instruction, Bharti Airtel said.
Incidentally, the sackings came after RCom reported its first ever consolidated net loss of Rs 531 crore in the December quarter.
The entry of Reliance Jio has triggered a wave of consolidation in the industry with Vodafone India and Idea Cellular announcing a merger.
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