Videocon Telecom is in touch with BSNL, Reliance Jio and Airtel so as to purchase talk time and a mixture of 3G/4G data. The firm is also planning to resell the same under its own brand in the capacity of a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO).
The company’s chief executive Aravind Bali told ET that Videocon Telecom will “shortly apply for an MVNO licence” to remain in the mobile services business.
Also, Videocon is planning to apply for MNVO shortly, so that it could remain in the mobile services business. However, the company declined to name its potential telecom partners but videocon’s chief executive said the company was in active discussions with several telecom service providers for purchasing data at wholesale rates in bulk.
Bali noted that Telcos have different business models for MVNOs and the price primarily depends on volumes, commitment, circle/geography and their own network fill factor in the geography.
BSNL given confirmation that Videocon was in touch with them.
Bali also noted that the MVNO route allows us to remain in the telecom services business since Videocon is strong B2C brand with strong sales and distribution team.