NEW DELHI: State-run BSNL will be the first to cut tariffs to better Reliance Jio's offer, a top official said on Wednesday, setting the stage for a price war in the country's crowded mobile telecom market.
The public sector player is planning to follow Jio in offeringfree voice calling on its network, and at plans that will be cheaper than the new entrant's. And unlike Jio's offer that is available for only 4G subscribers, the BSNL plan will be open to 2G and 3G users, which constitute the majority of mobile customers.
"We are closely observing the market as well as Jio's performance. We will also come up with lifetime free-voice plans from the new year as part of fresh offerings," BSNL chairman and managing director Anupam Shrivastava told TOI. "We plan to be even lower than the Jio plan, and this could be by Rs 2-4."
Source - Times of india