Bharti Airtel, the second-largest telecom provider in India, announced on Monday that its consolidated net profit for the second quarter ended September 2022 increased by 89 percent year over year to Rs. 2,145 crore due to higher average realisation per subscriber. In the recently completed quarter, total sales increased 22% year over year to Rs. 34,527 crores, according to a statement.
The CEO’s Citation Over The Success
Gopal Vittal, the CEO of Airtel, announced that 5G is now being pushed out and exuded assurance that Airtel 5G Plus will offer the finest experience in India.
“At the same time, because our Business offers the lowest prices in the world, we continue to be concerned about the low ROCE (Return on Capital Employed) that it generates. We believe there is a need for rate correction given the significant investments necessary to foster digital adoption in India “said Vittal.
According to an Airtel statement, the average revenue per user (ARPU) for the quarter increased to Rs. 190 from Rs. 153 in Q2 FY22 due to the company’s “continued focus on quality consumers, feature phone to smartphone upgradation, and data monetization.”
Quarterly Results From Reliance Jio
Reliance Jio, the largest telecom provider in India, released its quarterly results a few days ago. It shared an increase in net profit of 28% year over year to Rs. 4,518 crores for the September quarter. In addition, reliance Jio’s (RJIL) operating revenue increased 20.2 percent to Rs. 22,521 crores for the just-ended quarter from Rs. 18,735 crores in the same quarter last year.
The company is prepared to finish the 5G rollout by December 2023. It claimed that implementing 5G would speed up data growth and significantly improve subscriber mix and per capita metrics. During the quarter under review, Jio Platforms’ net profit climbed by nearly 27% to Rs. 4,729 crores.
Airtel 5G Launch
The launch of Airtel’s 5G services in India has been formally confirmed. The services, known as Airtel 5G Plus, would first be offered in a few metro cities. The 5G services will eventually spread to other areas, though. According to Airtel’s press announcement, “all of urban India will be covered in 2023, making this one of the fastest roll-outs.” According to reports, the Airtel 5G Plus provides the greatest voice quality and blazing-fast speeds. According to the operator, the network would also be more environmentally friendly and compatible with all 5G smartphones.
Airtel 5G Cities
As of now, Airtel’s 5G services would be available only in eight cities including:
The corporation has pledged to gradually roll out 5G and reach every urban area by the end of the next year. Airtel 5G Plus will be accessible nationwide by March 2024 in all provinces and districts.
To use Airtel services in India, you don’t require a new SIM card. According to the operator, Airtel 5G Plus will work with current 4G SIM cards. Customers can also use their current data plans, which are the standard Airtel plans offered in the market, to access 5G services till the rollout is complete. However, a 5G-capable device is required in order to use 5G.
Bharti Airtel , announced on Monday that its consolidated net profit for the second quarter ended September 2022 increased by 89 percent year over year to Rs. 2,145 crore. The company’s CEO confirmed the launch of Airtel 5G in all the cities of India by end of 2024.