‘Fair to say it’s a critical situation’: Vodafone CEO on future in India


NEW DELHI: British telecom huge Vodafone’s chief govt Prick Read on Tuesday termed India’s investment technique as “well placed”, alternatively, talked about that the sphere has been financially “a adversarial burden”. He said that the British huge “dedicated loads of capital in India, nevertheless soundless imagine attainable is there.”

Commenting on the telecom operator’s future in India, Vodafone CEO said: “It be magnificent to claim it be a serious field.”

Last month, the British operator had clarified that this could well additionally merely continue to shut invested in the Indian market and is seeking the authorities’s pink meat as a lot as tide over the present tough occasions.

“Vodafone is conscious of the counterfeit and baseless rumours circulating in about a of the Indian media that we now bear got determined to exit the market. We would fancy to categorically train that right here’s now not factual and is malicious,” Vodafone neighborhood had said in a assertion.

CEO Read additional said that the neighborhood is actively though-provoking with the Indian authorities as “it understands the difficulty and urgency”. He mighty that neighborhood “desires supportive regulatory atmosphere and sustainable pricing in India”.

Vodafone-Thought, the British operator’s combined India unit with Thought Cellular, is watching nearly Rs 40,000 crore of attainable statutory dues after a Supreme Court ruling upheld the authorities’s contrivance of calculating telecom income, on which licence payment and spectrum utilization prices are computed.

The telecom sector has been battered by falling tariffs, eroding profitability and mounting debt in the face of stiff competition introduced on by disruptive offerings of Reliance Jio.

(With Reuters inputs)

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