Spice Comm to announce expansion

The GSM carrier has more than 2 mn mobile users out of India's total market of more than 108 mn GSM and CDMA customers.

india Updated: Sep 04, 2006 18:41 IST

Indian GSM carrier Spice Communications Ltd, partly owned by Telekom Malaysia, is likely to announce later on Monday it will invest more than a billion dollars in network expansion, a source told Reuters.

The source said Spice Communications, which operates a GSM network in two of the 23 circles making up India's booming telecoms sector, will also announce an initial public offering. Each circle is roughly equal to a large city or a state.

Spice has more than 2 million mobile users out of a total market of more than 108 million GSM and CDMA customers in the world's fastest growing cellular services market.

Spice Communications is due to hold a news conference at 3.30 pm local time (1000 GMT).

First Published: Sep 04, 2006 18:02 IST