Airtel May Lose Rs 150 Cr From Jio Port Out

Reliance-Jio:-JioChat,-JioPlay-And-MyJio-Are-Favorite-AppsCountry’s largest telecom operator Airtel may lose close to Rs 150 crore revenue because of the recent port out request from the Reliance employees. The employees of Reliance Group were on Airtel’s postpaid corporate plan for over a decade and now they will move in to the company’s own Jio network.

“The group pays around Rs 15 crore every month to Airtel for corporate connection services,” a source in RIL said.

If this amount is calculated on an annual basis, it comes around Rs 180 crore.

“It could be in that range – Rs 150 to Rs 180 crore per year,” the source added.

Queries to Reliance Jio as well as Airtel did not elicit any reply by the time we went online.

We had reported it first that Reliance Group has asked its employees to stop using Airtel mobile services and were suggested to port in to Jio network.

The company had asked all of its employees who were enrolled in the corporate mobile services plan to disconnect the services from 24 August. An email in the form of a circular has been sent out to all of its employees in this regard.

The email had asked the employees to port their mobile numbers from Airtel to Reliance Jio network under mobile number portability and they have been strictly instructed to do this as the Airtel services will be disconnected from August 24.

Reliance Industries had subscribed for Airtel’s mobile services for its employees under a corporate plan for more than a decade now. RIL had subscribed to this subsidized corporate services from Airtel under various plans.

Though Reliance has subscribed for mobile as well as landline services from Airtel, the company has decided to stop only the mobile services as of now. The source said there has been no decision yet on whether to surrender the landline connections.

Mukesh Ambani’s telecom firm Reliance Jio is planning to launch its 4G services soon and Airtel is one of its biggest competitors.

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