Cellular operator Hutchison Essar has acquired Uttar Pradesh (west) telecom service licence for Rs 30 crore, taking the company's presence to 12 circles.
"We are increasing our presence in north India with acquisition of UP west licence and the roll out of our network in Punjab . We will be investing aggressively to strengthen our national network and customer service capabilities," a Hutchison Essar statement said.
With this, Hutchison Essar's footprint in the country now spans 12 circles of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, UP (East) and UP (West). The company had acquired the new licence for Rs 30 crore, a company spokesperson said.
Hutchison Essar doubled its national subscriber base to four million in 2003 from two million in 2002. The company is currently investing Rs 1800 crore to strengthen its national cellular infrastructure, IT backbone, customer service network and providing new value-added services.
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