New Delhi: A new statement from telecom major Bharti Airtel could raise consumer concerns. The company has given clear indications that prepaid plans will become more expensive. The management of Bharti Airtel has stated that it is striving to achieve an average revenue of Rs 300 per customer (ARPU). According to reports from several brokerage firms, the company said in its meeting that it is still proposing to increase ARPU through tariff hike and ‘premiumization’.
Credit Suisse said in a report on Bharti Airtel that the auction of 5G spectrum is likely to take place in the first quarter of 2022-23. “We attended Airtel’s analyst meeting on January 25,” the rating agency said in a report. Airtel has expressed its desire to further increase the tariff and get an ARPU of Rs 300 through an expensive plan.
What is ARPU?
ARPU stands for Average Revenue Per User. ARPU is the revenue per user per month or year. For example, if any company has 100 users. In it, 50 users recharge Rs 150 per month. 50 users recharge Rs. At that time the company’s ARPU is Rs 175 per month.
The plan was expensive in December
Earlier, the three private telecom companies Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea had hiked the price of their prepaid plans in December 2021. Airtel had increased the price of its plans from 18 per cent to 25 per cent. Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea (Vi) had increased the price of their plans by 20 to 25 per cent.