Indian mobile network operator Tata Teleservices (TTSL) has announced the launch of commercial GSM-based voice services in the Haryana circle under its Tata DoCoMo banner. The operator claims that at launch its availability in the region is wider than that of any other cellco at the time of their respective launches; Tata’s GSM network in the region will cover 386 towns and cities and 1,750 villages, along 1,800km of the state’s highways, at airports, along 400km of rail routes and at places of tourist interest. It expects to further extend its reach to the districts of Fatehabad and Sirsa as soon as it receives further spectrum from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT).
This is the latest in a string of launch announcements by TTSL, which is aiming to complete a pan-India GSM rollout by the end of the year, having set aside USD2 billion for this expansion. As of end-September its GSM infrastructure currently offers commercial services in Tamil Nadu, Chennai, Orissa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Mumbai. Commenting on the launch in its newest area of coverage, Anil Sardana, TTSL’s managing director, said: ‘We had made a promise that we would bring to the country products and services that would redefine the telecom experience. It is a privilege to be fulfilling that promise in Haryana, where subscribers are discerning and seek transparency, innovation and differentiation. Our partnership with NTT DoCoMo will help us provide our subscribers with tremendous technological and service differentiation.’