Bharti faces margin pressure as data competition rises

India-based Bharti Airtel will face margin pressure as competition hots up in the data segment, roaming revenue trends downward and the government’s higher service tax goes into effect (14 per cent vs 12 per cent in FY15). Fitch Ratings expects …

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Fitch upgrades ZTE on rising capex in China

Fitch Ratings has upgraded ZTE’s ratings as the company benefits from increased investment in China’s 4G networks and improved margins. The agency expects ZTE to see steady margins of 5-6 per cent in the next two to three years, driven …

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Indosat’s margins to drop, consolidation on the horizon – Fitch

Indosat’s operating margin will decline to about 40 per cent from 42.5 per cent last year as competition intensifies in the data segment and its marketing costs rise, according to Fitch Ratings. The decline will also be driven by a …

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XL’s outlook stable despite sharp fall in data tariffs — Fitch

Indonesia’s XL Axiata’s EBITDA margin is expected to remain at 40 per cent despite lower-margin data services continuing to substitute more profitable voice/text services as data tariffs remain depressed. Fitch Ratings said XL’s profitability will benefit from operating cost savings from …

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