We happened to be in the analyst Call with Reliance Jio executives and here is what the company had to share.
Interconnect Usage Charges – IUC top-up recharge should not be seen as a tariff move, the company emphasized strongly. The company categorically stated that the investment cycle in 4G LTE Wireless Network is largely done and capex intensity on the wireless business would be low hereon. The company, once again, emphasized its network coverage and capacity advantage over peers suggesting that Airtel would take 3 years and Vodafone Idea would take 8 years to match Jio on network if (a) these two keep their current network expansion pace going, and (b) Jio were to stop adding capacity.
Jio indicated strong response