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Bharti to invest Rs 50 cr in Delhi circle

The fresh investment will be for new mobile switching centres and installing 150 new cell sites.

business Updated: Nov 24, 2003 15:50 IST

Bharti group said on Thursday it would invest Rs 50 crore in improving its quality of telecom services in Delhi, taking its total investment during the current fiscal to Rs 300 crore.

Bharti Televentures, the service arm of the Bharti group, would make an additional investment of Rs 50 crore for setting up two new mobile switching centres and installing another 150 cell sites in Delhi over the next couple of months, Bharti Cellular CEO and director (mobility, north-central region) Sanjay Nandrajog told newspersons.

Currently, Bharti's cellular phone service, offered under the brand name AirTel, has 650 cell sites in Delhi and the NCR region and seven mobile switching centres, he said.

The expansion of infrastructure would make voice quality better, he said, adding the company has already completed the implementation of a complete suit of voice enhancement features.

"The deployment of voice quality enhancers will improve the voice quality by eliminating the annoying effects of acoustic echo generated by wireless handsets and background noises," Nandrajog said.

The company had earlier announced an investment of Rs 250 crore for the year in Delhi.

First Published: Nov 20, 2003 16:08 IST