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RComm, Kribhco JV eyes rural cell market

india Updated: Jun 09, 2009 22:07 IST
HT Correspondent

Kribhco and Reliance Communications Ltd (RComm) on Tuesday formed a joint venture — KRIBHCO Reliance Kisan Limited (KRKL) — to distribute RComm’s services through its network of more than 25,000 cooperatives throughout the country.

KRIBHCO will hold 60 per cent equity in the joint venture company with the balance 40 per cent held by Reliance ADAG group.

“The JV will market telecom products of RComm — both GSM and CDMA,” said SP Shukla, president, wireless, Reliance Communications.

“Later, KRKL will also distribute products and services of other business enterprises of Reliance ADAG including Reliance Capital, Reliance Entertainment and BIG TV DTH,” he said.

This is the second such marketing tie up to reach out to the rural area. Earlier, Bharti airtel did a similar tie up with IFFCO.