Tata Teleservices’ Gujarat launch delayed to end-January

21 Dec 2009

Indian mobile network operator Tata Teleservices (TTSL) has revealed that the launch of its GSM-based services in Gujarat, under the Tata DoCoMo banner, will be delayed, the Times of India reports. Commenting on the plans for introducing service in the circle, Naveen Bhasin, COO of TTSL Gujarat, said: ‘The spectrum allocated to us has not been released by government agencies. Hence, we are not able to launch the services in the state. We had earlier planned to launch DoCoMo by 15 December…TTSL has its share of spectrum, but it has to be cleared by local authorities too and such procedures take time.’ It is understood that the operator still expects to launch services in the region in the short term, and with an end-January 2010 date now mooted for commercial launch.