Aircel Launches GSM Services in Bangalore , will Invest Rs 1100 Crore in Karnataka ,

Posted by Parasshuram on February 24th, 2009 in India | 46 Comments

India’s 5th largest Telecom service provider Aircel marked its formal entry into the Southern Indian state Karnataka by launching GSM mobile services in Bangalore on Monday.  Aircel will invest Rs 1,100 crore over the next year to set up base stations across the state.

Aircel COO Gurdeep Singh said on the occasion that the company has so already spent Rs 550 crore as start-up investments in Bangalore City, and become the ninth cellular operator to start operations here.

Aircel the Chennai-based company plans to set up 1,200 new base stations in Karnataka over the next two months, from the 500 base stations it has employed currently to start operations in Bangalore Urban and Rural districts.

“Bangalore has a penetration rate of 78 per cent, and this is indicative of the huge potential the market holds for us. Many overseas markets have penetration rates in the region of 130 per cent or so. Hence, we see huge scope to widen the market further through innovative product launches and value-adds,” Singh said.


Aircel has operations in 11 telecom circles, which include the states of Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Bihar, Orissa, Assam and Kerala. Last week, Aircel announced plans to invest Rs 500 crore in its first phase of expansion in Kerala. Services in Hyderabad are scheduled to be launched within two weeks, and New Delhi, Mumbai and east and west Uttar Pradesh circles are expected to come under Aircel’s footprint by September this year.

“We expect to close 2009 with a topline of over $1 billion (from about $600 million in 2008), operating in 18 circles in India out of a total of 23 circles,” Singh said. He added that the company, which sponsors the Chennai Super Kings team, is keen to acquire a pan-India presence before the next edition of the Indian Premier League sets in.

Aircel has also offred an inbuilt ISD tariff of call to Gulf at Rs5.99 per minute and calls to US/Canada at Rs3.99 per minute, Singh said in a release.


 

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    August 28, 2011

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    August 14, 2011

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    July 15, 2010

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    May 30, 2010

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    March 3, 2009

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    March 3, 2009

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  41. Kiran Raj S D says

    February 26, 2009

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    Reply
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    February 26, 2009

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  43. Jyothi Prakash says

    February 25, 2009

    Hi All,
    update me when its going to launch in Karnataka.

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    February 25, 2009

    Hi All,
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    February 25, 2009

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    Director-operations
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  46. Dhananjay says

    February 25, 2009

    I found one article related Aircel GSM.

    http://mybangalore.com/article/aircel-gsm-comes-to-bangalore.html

    Reply
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