Today we are going to talk about new tariff plans of the telecom companies. In today’s world mobile and recharge, packs are the most essential commodity in our life a person can live without food for an hour but without a data pack and mobile, it will be unbearable. Nowadays telecom companies are facing a crisis on their own accord. Let us know about it in detail so that we can understand what will be the face of tariff plans in the coming future.
Supreme court has passed a verdict in which till 17th March 2020 telecom companies has to pay 93000 crore rupees to the government which means it 1.5 times more than the annual budget of Delhi out of which a bulk of about Rs 28000 crore is to be paid alone by Vodafone and Idea which is now one company though this case is on floor from last one decade during this period many new telecom companies came in the market they also owe some amount to the Indian government.
These are the technical aspects that let’s see what is the condition of these telecom companies at present.
The biggest crisis bearing telecom company at present in the Indian market now days is Idea as Reliance industries launched the Jio it brought the rates to such a low level that Vodafone and Idea have to merge to create one single company many small companies have already been swiped out of the market even Airtel is facing this crisis but as the towers and infrastructure of the Airtel is huge so it can be said that it can withhold this crisis.
On the other hand, there is Reliance Jio which is making huge profits it is said the this is making profit because it doesn’t have any pending dues on its head it can be seen that market is divided in the proportion of 1/3rd among Airtel, Jio and Vodafone, on the other hand, the government companies like BSNL and MTNL these companies are facing crisis on such a huge level that they can’t even bear to pay salary to their employees.
Calling facility was cheaper from the long time but Jio has brought down the rates of data to such a level that it impacted market on a very huge level if we talk out rates if the telecom companies shutdown in same rate and Vodafone and idea also shut down its company then there will be duopoly in the market means only two companies will be there in market which also means that the number of customers will divide into this two companies and telecom company will decide the rate that customer will have to bear, you must have faced this situation in November 2013.
But it is not about rates there will be lots of employment crisis in market as these companies will shutdown it will create unemployment pool which will be a huge drawback of lots of families this will also create pressure on the telecom company as the consumers will increase the pressure will ultimately fall on towers where problems like call drop will be common it will also impact the quality of data speed. Now, let’s return to the technical aspect again.
The basic thing is that the telecom companies have to pay some amount of their income to the government apart from mobile spectrum cost this income is AGR i.e. Adjusted Gross Revenue the only fight for it is that how to define that which income should be taken in AGR, but as per the argument of the government which is backed by the supreme court that if the income comes from selling a property or if there is any interest earned through deposit then it will also come under AGR.
The only solution for this is that the government can pass a new rule and change the definition or it can also be done that the government should give some relief to the telecom companies and establish long term installments for these companies so that their burden should lighten at some level. But the government also fears that when there will be an auction of 5G spectrum then should be some companies to take part in this auction and provided a new age of telecommunication to the customers. So keep your phones charged and increase the brightness of the mobile so that you can tell you more about this topic in the coming future.
I hope this article will be helpful to you people and all of you will be well-prepared for the upcoming plans of the telecom companies with strong heart and expenditure plans on mobile internet and talk times.