Tata DoCoMo starts GSM ops in Haryana

Written by fe Bureau | Chandigarh | Updated: Sep 30 2009, 05:41am hrs
Haryana has become the first state in the north where customers can subscribe to Tata DoCoMo's GSM services. Tata DoCoMo, the GSM brand of Tata Teleservices, kicked off its services in the state on Tuesday. It has pumped in Rs 300 crore to launch its service in its ninth telecom circle.

The investment in Haryana is part of a capital expenditure of $2 billion on the company's pan-India GSM network rollout. The company will extend its GSM operations in 19 circles after obtaining licence by December this year. The company also announced a novel pay-for-what-you-use model, with a pulse of one second, and a rate of just 1 paisa per second.

Anil Sardana, managing director, Tata Teleservices, said, "Our GSM mobile service will cover 386 towns and cities and 1,750 villages in Haryana, along 1,800 km of highways, at airports, along 400 km of rail routes and at places of tourist interests. From the day of launch, the reach and coverage of the network is greater in Haryana than that of any other operator at the launch stage.

Coverage in Fatehabad and Sirsa districts will be provided soon. The service will be available through 10,000 retail outlets in Haryana shortly, he added.