Shyam signs up 100,000 in Rajasthan in first 42 days of service

19 Nov 2008

Telecom Tiger is reporting that Indian cellco Shyam Telelink has announced that it has signed up 100,000 subscribers since the launch of service in the Rajasthan circle at the beginning of October 2008. Shyam, which is a subsidiary of Russian conglomerate Sistema, has revealed that its CDMA-based network now covers over 12,000 villages and 600 cities in the circle. Vsevolod Rozanov, president and CEO of Shyam, commented, ‘We are obviously very pleased with the way consumers have responded to us. We thank the people of Rajasthan for showing tremendous trust in us…we have and will continue to provide best offers with no hidden cost and quality connectivity across the country.’ According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, Shyam holds a pan-India Unified Access Service Licence (UASL) and is planning to launch services in two more circles in the first half of 2009.