Airtel hopes that fast internet will persuade users to automatically shift to higher-tier 5G plans once the rollout begins.
- Airtel believes that the superfast network’s penetration in India will be rapid.
- It says that higher-priced plans will boost company’s revenue.
- Airtel had said that its 5G prices won’t be significantly more than its 4G plans.
“If you keep supplying, demand will keep coming. When you provide more capacity and faster speeds, the consumption is bound to grow. It is human nature that if you get faster internet, you will consume more data,” the Livemint reports quoting Gupta.
The senior Airtel executive also touched upon the use of non-Chinese gear for telecom networks. He claimed that the “law of the land must be followed when national security was concerned”, even though Chinese tech helped Airtel grow in its initial years.
Airtel’s development comes weeks after the company announced its plans to roll out 5G in India this month. Although there are barely days left before August ends, the telco may roll out the network at least in one or two major circles.
In an interview with India Today in March, Airtel CTO Randeep Sekhon said that 5G plans in the country would not cost significantly more than the existing 4G plans. Airtel also emerged as the second highest bidder in the recently concluded 5G auctions. It acquired 19,800MHz spectrum for Rs 43,084 crore.
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