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RIL Info expands in MP, Chhattisgarh

Reliance Infocomm unveils plans to expand its network in 400 additional towns and 20,000 villages in a year in the two states.

india Updated: Jan 24, 2006 18:11 IST

Claiming to have emerged as the "number one" mobile operator in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh with more than 6.26 lakh subscribers, Reliance Infocomm on Tuesday unveiled plans to expand its network in 400 additional towns and 20,000 villages in a year in the two states.

"The company added 49,641 subscribers in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh last month to corner 24.49 per cent share of the states' mobility market," Reliance Infocomm's circle chief executive officer Santanu Chakrabarty told reporters.

Citing data prepared by the Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India (AUSPI) and Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), he said the company ended December, 2005 with 6,26,644 mobile subscribers, more than any other operator in the two states.

At the present rate of growth, the company's subscriber base will very soon touch eight lakh in these states, he said, adding within a year it would spread its network to 400 additional towns and 20,000 villages in the two states, particularly along highways, railway tracks and in peripheral towns.

The company seeks to maintain growth by working towards developing deeper customer relationships.

First Published: Jan 24, 2006 17:52 IST