C&W applies for long-distance licences

3 Aug 2007

Cable & Wireless (C&W) has applied for national and international long-distance licences from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). C&W is fourth in a list of global service providers to have entered the Indian market in recent months, ostensibly by applying for licences allowing it to provide connectivity to enterprise customers and the IT sector. Earlier this year AT&T, BT and Verizon all applied for the same licences, though AT&T is the only company to have launched commercial services for its global and Indian customers so far. AT&T has a 74% stake in a joint venture with the Mahindra group, which launched operations in April this year.

India, Cable & Wireless (UK)