Tata Docomo recently announced their 3G network and retail expansion plans for Karnataka region. The company is planning to enhance the 3G network coverage and presence in the region by adding an additional 1000 cell sites, to increase its network footprints to over 3,100 cell sites by July 31, 2014.
The 3G network coverage will be extended to total of 53 towns across Karnataka, covering all major cities/towns namely Bagalkot, Shimoga, Bellary, Tumkur, Chikmaglur, Bhadravati, Chikballapur, Chitradurga, Davangere, Raichur, Gagag, Gokak, Kolar, Mandya, Gangavathi, Gadag, Sira, Madikeri, Koppal, Yadagir, Hassan to the already existing 10 major towns namely Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, Manipal, Udupi, Hubli, Belgaum, Dharwad, Hospet and Gulburga in Karnataka.
Additionally, Tata Docomo has made significant investments in the expansion of its retail footprint. With the strength of over 50,000 retail outlets in the region, the brand has garnered immense trust and popularity amongst its customers in Karnataka.
Tata Docomo also has 84 technologically advanced brand retail stores across key towns in Karnataka. The overall expansion will further strengthen Tata Docomo's position to ensure that its rapidly growing customer base enjoys seamless and superior voice & 3G data services; even while in the hinterland and on roaming.
Mr Rohit Tandon, Head - Mobility Business Unit, Karnataka Circle, Tata Docomo said, "It gives me immense pleasure to announce the expansion of our 3G network for the region, which is line with our overall business strategy to identify and invest in high growth markets on an ongoing basis. Karnataka is among India's fastest growing telecom market and is experiencing a rapid demand uptake in 3G and data services .With the network expansion we are now poised for a healthy growth in terms of better revenues and increasing profitability by offering relevant and value for money products to the customers. By increasing the footprint, customers can now avail our aggressive portfolio of 3G services at affordable rates."
"Furthermore, Tata Docomo is the only player in the market that offers an integrated portfolio of data services comprising of 3G, Photon, GSM and CDMA 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" added Mr Tandon.
In order to facilitate it's new & existing prepay GSM customers to experience and enjoy superior 3G service, Tata Docomo is offering 100 MB of 3G data absolutely free. Tata Docomo has also launched slew of attractive and innovative 3G data plans for prepay GMS customers in Karnataka. The ‘Power' 3G recharge priced at Rs. 155 offers 1 GB of 3G data with validity of 30 days. Also available are exciting Talk Time + data plans starting from Rs 125 onwards.