The company faced a tough time due to new tariff order but bounced back soon. GTPL Hathway is working towards creating more home passes and better infrastructure based on a target of achieving 20-25 per cent increase in subscriber base.
GTPL Hathway business head Piyush Pankaj said: “As TRAI’s new tariff order implementation was going on, the focus was not totally on broadband. We still added a good number of customers and reached 325K. We are back on our strategy now and our focus is full on broadband, CAPEX side, infrastructure building, customer acquisition and geography and we are expecting that whatever we were not able to achieve in last 6 months, which we had planned, we are going to achieve that.”
He added that the company is also highly focussed on building FTTX infrastructure while it currently has 1.2 million FTTX home passes out of 2.42 million. Out of the total 325,000 broadband subscribers, GTPL Hathway now has around 54,000 FTTX subscribers.
He further said: “In FTTH if we talk about 40 Mbps, we are charging around Rs 500 for 40 Mbps and for 100 Mbps it varies from Rs 650-750. For non-FTTH, according to the market, prices are different. Like for Surat market, prices are as low as Rs 150 and in Ahmedabad, market prices are as high as Rs 450. But average ARPU is somewhere around Rs 440.”