Aircel launches GSM services in Punjab

9 Aug 2010

Indian mobile network operator Aircel has inaugurated GSM-based mobile services in the Punjab circle, according to the Hindustan Times. The cellco also revealed that it expects to invest around INR10 billion (USD213 million) on expanding and enhancing coverage across the region by the end of 2011, with Gurdeep Singh, Aircel COO noting: ‘We have invested a sum of INR3.5 billion for entering Punjab market and we intend to raise the level of investment to INR10 billion by [the] end of 2011.’

In addition to announcing its Punjab launch, Aircel has also revealed that it expects to launch 3G services by the end of December 2010 in all 13 circles that it successfully acquired concessions, with Singh saying: ‘Launch of 3G could be in two phases but we will attempt to launch 3G in all the circles by [the] end of this year since spectrum will be released in September.’

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