The income for the telecom area is decreased by 20 percent in the last quarter after the arrival of Mukesh Ambani led firm Reliance Jio’s (RJio) in September a year ago.
While the business posted a topline of Rs 43,509 crore in the last quarter of financial 2017 when emerged from Rs 54,961 crore in Q1 of the same fiscal, it requires an investment of Rs 2 lakh crore in the going with three years for setting up new zones, optic fiber system and acquisition of spectrum.
As per the estimates, the area is under combined debt of Rs 4.9 lakh crore. Officeholders including Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular have been facing pressure on their margin since the arrival of RJio, which began offering free voice calls and data.
During FY2012-17, Airtel has contributed Rs 125,000 crore towards total CapEx and range cost. Out of this, Rs 46,000 crore was raised as the debt and Rs 79,000 crore as esteem infused from working salary. Just Rs 4,000 crore benefit was paid out of cash delivered from the business while rest was drown back as esteem, as per the presentation.
This came few days after RJio confirmed in an IMG meeting that present players must contribute the measure of up to Rs 1,25,000 crore in their business as opposed to moving toward the administration for a bailout package. RJio had also asserted that commitment to new esteem implantation extent was 32.8x for Airtel, 8.6x for Idea and 9.3x for Reliance communication, as shown by people close to the development.
Idea Cellular and Vodafone in like manner made their submissions before the IMG on Friday.
Idea Cellular said they backs to bring down data costs however the government approach structure needs to enable administrators to recover their system costs. Vodafone said that call interface charge, at this moment at 14 paise, is starting at now underneath cost.
All administrators favored bringing down of data usage charges and the universal service obligation USO levy, and the following phasing out of the same. The business is the view that different responsibility like license fees, spectrum usage charges, and USO should be submitted by GST.
IMG has previously met senior authorities from Reliance Jio, Reliance Communication, Tata Teleservices and Aircel except state-run telecom overseers BSNL and MTNL.
Sectoral watchdog Telecom Regulatory Authority of India had also met each one of the chairmen on Thursday to look at the industry’s financial health.