India @ 100: Sunil Mittal, owner of Airtel said - we are not late, 5G service will start from October
Speaking at the India@100 Summit, Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman, Bharti Airtel said that everyone saw what happened during the pandemic. During this, the telecom sector proved to be very helpful for the people. Credit should be given to every other telecom operator, not just Airtel.
Bharti Airtel Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal, who attended Business Today's India@100 Summit, spoke big about 5G service in the country. He said that India is not late in providing 5G services, this is the perfect timing. He said that people will start getting the facility in October.
Ready to offer 5G services
Sunil Bharti Mittal said that we are fully prepared in every way to provide 5G services in the country. He said that 5G service can be started in the country any time in the month of October. That is, the 5G icon will start appearing on your phone.
This feature will prove to be a game changer
The Airtel chairman further said that the introduction of 5G services will prove to be a game changer for the country. People will get fast connectivity and it will work to make many types of work easier. Giving an example, he said that today everyone's phone in a room gets different speed of internet, but after 5G this will not happen.
There will be a slight change in prices
Regarding 5G tariff, Sunil Mittal said that we are reaching ARPU of around Rs 200, we are back in profit. He said that there will not be much difference in terms of price. However, for the speed and data that will be available through this, some increased price will have to be paid. Which will not be much considering its services.
Said this on 'Mittal Vs Ambani'
The founder of Bharti Enterprises said that there will be no monopoly in the telecom sector in India. On the question of 'Mittal Vs Ambani', he said that we have a very influential, strong and powerful competitor in the form of Mukesh Ambani-led Jio Infocom. He said that to run a good business, you need capital, talent and focus.
"I don't think we can match them," he said. They will always have more capital, because they are from a big industrial house and we know our limits in comparison to that.
India entering exciting phase
Regarding the telecom sector, Mittal said that everyone saw what happened during the pandemic. During this, the telecom sector proved to be very helpful for the people. Not only Airtel, but every other telecom operator should be given credit for this. He further said that India is entering a very exciting phase. We are developing new airports and roads at a fast pace.
Welcome to Adani's entry into 5G
Sunil Mittal also made a big deal about the entry of Gautam Adani, Asia's richest person and chairman of Adani Group in the 5G race. He said that in the spectrum auction, all the bidders, including Jio, made their own purchases. All industrialists coming to this field including Gautam Adani are welcome. Adani has bought spectrum according to his need. That's how I bought it on my own terms.