According to a report in PTI, Vodafone Idea CEO Ravinder Takkar is expecting the 5G plan to cost more than 4G. 4G plan prices were hiked back in November 2021 and if 5G plans will be available at a premium price, it means users will have to spend even more. While there is no information yet about what the 5G services might cost.
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Ravinder Takkar is saying that telecom companies have spent huge amount on buying spectrum in the recent auction, so 5G services should not be available at cheap price. He says the overall tariff for mobile phone services may increase by the end of the year.
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“Given the fact that a fair amount has been spent on spectrum, we believe that 5G should be priced at a premium to 4G. You can price it at a premium, but, of course, with that premium Well, you may have a situation where the number of gigabytes you get is high because you are potentially consuming more.
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With the premium price, he is saying that users are also likely to get more data. But, it will depend on the use cases developed and adopted by 4G consumers. Vodafone Idea had reportedly bought spectrum worth Rs 18,800 crore. The company acquired the 3,300MHz and 26Ghz 5G bands to provide a faster experience to the users.
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“We have successfully acquired mid-band 5G spectrum (3300 MHz band) in our 17 priority circles and mmWave 5G spectrum (26 GHz band) in 16 circles.” The telecom giant received additional 4G spectrum for three locations, including Andro Pradesh, Karnataka and Punjab.
Takkar suggested that the increase in prices for 4G services has helped them offset the loss to some extent in terms of revenue and hence, expect the same to happen again later this year.
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