Tulip Telecom expanding services

13 Oct 2008

India’s Economic Times is reporting that data services provider Tulip Telecom will roll out fibre-optic infrastructure in ten cities as part of plans to enter the new business sectors of international data market and domestic leased circuits (DLCs). In an attempt to entice corporate customers in need of high bandwidth services, the operator plans to offer 10Mbps services at INR72,000 (USD1,443) per month; currently its 2Mbps offerings are priced at INR5,000. The new network infrastructure is expected to cover 90% of high bandwidth subscribers, and the operator has confirmed it will continue to expand wireless coverage for low bandwidth users. The operator also reportedly has set aside INR800 million to cover plans to build data centres in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune and Kolkata.