According to industry executives and handset manufacturers, telcos and smartphone makers are collaborating to offer options for 5G phone ownership that are affordable as well as connections as the rollout of 5G approaches.
They added that it might not be sufficient or simple to offer a 5G connection while also subsidizing the cost of the device. In order to entice users, particularly the higher paying ones, carriers are investigating bundling in unlimited data, OTT services, and gaming, among others.
The CEO of Realme India, Madhav Sheth, stated that the company is collaborating with Bharti Airtel on its C-Series models.
“We are already closely collaborating with telcos to test 5G services, as well as investigating bundle offers for customers. For our C-series smartphones, we have already begun doing that with Airtel,” Sheth said. “These include cashback, additional data, etc. The Realme C30 is discounted by 750 for Airtel customers. “
Later on, the business will attempt to use the same approach with numerous devices, Sheth added.
Other smartphone manufacturers have not yet disclosed such alliances or deals, but companies like Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, and Samsung have previously stated that they are collaborating with telcos on a range of consumer use cases.