Tata announces Maharashtra expansion

22 Oct 2013

Tata Docomo, the wireless arm of Tata Group, has announced plans to install 1,500 new GSM base stations in the Maharashtra and Goa region, extending services to 902 new towns. In addition, a further 625 cell sites using GSM, CDMA and W-CDMA technology are due to be operational within the next 100 days. The Economic Times quotes Praveg Gupta, the head of Tata Docomo’s mobility business unit, as saying that the region is the second largest in terms of revenue for the telco, adding: ‘We became the fourth largest operator by revenue market share in the region within four years of starting operations … We are the only player in the market that offers an integrated portfolio comprising 3G, Photon [Docomo’s brand name for its CDMA2000 1xEV-DO services], GSM and CDMA offerings for consumers as well as enterprises. This expansion will also enable us to capitalize and further our leadership position in the rapidly growing data market on small and large screens across GSM and CDMA platforms.’