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United They Stand

Posted by tggokul on December 10, 2007

Kind of old news. But it is great to see three top Telecom guys come together and build an unified infrastructure. Now if only BSNL plays ball with them, 99% of India would be covered and would enable further reduction of prices.

The biggest losers would be the infrastructure providers like the Alcatels and Ericssons since instead of having three customers they probably will have only one. Deals are going to be more fair since the vendor has to be flexible across the management of Bharti, Vodafone, Hutch.

What I would like to see though is unified customer service, billing etc. There should be one outlet where I can pay my bills whoever the service provider is, I should be able to reach one contact center etc etc. With number portability almost a certainity now, it is a good move by these three Telecom guys to usurp some market share from BSNL and probably even Reliance.


One Response to “United They Stand”

  1. Aman Tyagi said


    I am not sure if the fact that all telcos are coming together to create a single infrastructure is a good news for the consumers. This may lead to cartelisation in the telcos and decrease in choice to the customer.

    I am more concerned with the loss of choice to consumers rather than gains to operators.


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