Aircel launches 3G services in India

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Delhi, Feb.23 (ANI-Business Wire India): Telecom major Aircel has launched its 3G services on its home turf of Chennai.

Aircel has an all-India subscriber base of over 50 million and is among the fastest growing mobile companies in the country with its strong focus on youth, emerging markets and innovative date offerings.

It recorded the fastest growth in revenue in 2010, growing by 44 percent over 2009. Its incremental revenue market share grew by 19 percent in the same period.

Aircel is a joint venture between Maxis Communications Berhad, a leading regional telecom group headquartered in Malaysia and the Apollo Hospitals Group.

Sandip Das the Group CEO of Maxis said: ” This has been an important year for us in the Indian market, where we finally established our pan-India presence, while keeping a date with India’s future by successfully gaining a foothold on 3G and BWA licenses at the auctions.”

“The Aircel team has shown strong execution skills staying much focused on our strategic intent in a crowded market, where we were given little chance to succeed. Our commitment to the market is underlined by the investment of over eight billion USD we have made already and a further three billion USD we plan to spend in the next three years,” he added.

Das further said: “We see ourselves as a leading player in the next phase of India’s telecom, internet and broadband play. We see mobile terminal devices giving Internet a new lease of life in a data starved environment as wide band data networks, starting with 3G, shrink distances.”

Gurdeep Singh, Aircel’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “We have been working very hard in getting this right and have taken every step with deliberation. This is reflected in our success in the years leading up to 2010. 3G is a natural next step. We are excited about 3G, as we see it as something that will begin to transform our lives in many ways.” (ANI)

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