Recently #SunilMittal of #Airtel was ruing the possibility that India may end up with just 2 mobile operators from a dozen earlier. Forget the govt scam, he needs to remember that each of them contributed to this situation with idiotic policies. Let me share for his education.
In the beginning we customers could connect to whichever operator had good network in a place by paying a higher roaming/interconnection charge. This meant that everybody did not have to invest in infra everywhere & instead could have invested the money to expand coverage, speed
connectivity etc. But no they stopped that & if they had a poor infra in a place they invested money duplicating infra. Then they personally invested in these infra & rented them to their own companies & they individually got richer & RICHER while the company's became poorer.
Then they decided that the ONLY way to get customers was with lower price & they squeezed out their competition with lower price. Then they decided to hoard spectrum & bid crazily high prices that even an idiot wouldn't have bid thus taking their own companies down the tube but
hoping that others drown faster & they survive. Their personal money was never lost, only public money. Finally they formed a cosy club till Jio kicked the chair from under them & that price was too high to pay. So 2 more got into the ICU. Fundamental economics states that if
pricing has to be ridiculously low with good service & connectivity then the volumes you need are so high that you can only have at best 2 operators in any industry. The next step to this is to hand over the industry to govt so that whatever the low price nobody is bothered becoz
it would then run with public money only & eternal losses. In the middle of all this key us not forget that they all colluded with each other to kill BSNL & MTNL with active help from corrupt politicians. So #SunilMittal your sermons are silly & your fear is that Jio can become
a monopoly at worst but in any case you will be left following whatever #MukeshAmbani dictates. Your cosy club #COAI which tried to keep #Jio out is fast running out of members. Remember your collective greed brought this on. Nothing else. #Telecommunications #MobilePhones

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