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RIM numero uno in State

PRIVATE TELECOM Company Reliance Infocomm claims to have become the number one mobile operator in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in December last.

india Updated: Jan 25, 2006 14:36 IST

PRIVATE TELECOM Company Reliance Infocomm claims to have become the number one mobile operator in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in December last.

Giving this information at a press conference today circle CEO, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Orissa Santanu Chakrabarty said the company added 49,641 subscribers in the twin states last month to have 24.49 per cent share of mobile market in these states.

The figure was based on the report of Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India (AUSPI) and Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI).

Head corporate communications Reliance Infocomm Jimmy Mogal was also present on the occasion. Chakrabarty said the company ended the month with 6,26,644 mobile subscribers and registered the share of growth as compared to other telecom companies at 33.28 per cent.

He said they had become the market leader in the short span of three years. The achievement gave them more satisfaction given the fact they had started in the twin states as the fifth mobile operator company.

He said Reliance Infocomm network currently covered more than 4,000 small towns and lakhs of neighbouring villages in the country.

It would encompass over 6,000 towns and four lakh villages by March 2006. In Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh it covered close to 250 towns and 20,000 villages while the future target was adding about 400 towns more.

He said the tremendous growth of the company in the two States was possible because of its world-class technology, unmatched tariff and value added service. It planned to cover the national highways, state highways and the railways routes in the coming time.


On phone tapping
HEAD CORPORATE communications Reliance Infocomm Jimmy Mogal ruled out any unauthorised phone tapping through the company. Responding to journalists’ questions he said it was part of the licence granted to the private telecom companies that Government agencies could tap phones if required.

Without the Government’s order phone tapping could not be allowed. On the issue of Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh’s phone tapping he said he was not in a position to reveal more than what he had said as the matter was still under investigation.

On the warrant issued by an order of a Raipur court against the then chairman Reliance Telecom Ltd Mukesh Ambani the circle CEO, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Orissa Santanu Chakrabarty said it was not in connection with Reliance Infocomm.