Telecom stocks today surged up to
8 per cent after the recent increase in Reliance Jio tariffs,
which is largely seen as positive for the sector.
Shares of Bharti Airtel jumped 4.99 per cent to close at
Rs 497.50 on BSE.
Bharti Airtel was the biggest gainer among the 30-share
The scrip of Idea Cellular soared 7.74 per cent to end at
Rs 98.15 and Reliance Communications zoomed 7.60 per cent to
Reliance Jio made its service dearer by about 15 per cent
for its popular 84-day plan at Rs 459 from October 19, under
which subscribers get 1GB 4G data at high speed per day.
The company restructured its various schemes by reducing
their validity period.
The recent increase in Reliance Jio tariffs will increase
its average revenue per user by up to 20 per cent and is a
positive for the telecom sector, which is seeing a rapid
consolidation, says a Philip Capital report.
Established telecom sector players have seen huge
reduction in their margins. Idea Cellular and Reliance
Communications first time reported consolidated loss mainly on
account of free services launched by Jio.
"The Indian telecom industry is seeing huge amount of
consolidation and with decreasing choices for the subscribers
the operators will compete on quality of service over the
medium to long-term. This could mean sustained increase in
ARPU over the medium to long-term. We are highly optimistic on
the prospects of the Indian telecom industry," the report
ARPU is average revenue per user.
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