Tata Teleservices Limited, India’s fastest-growing pan-India dual-technology telecom service provider, emerged as the Number One telecom operator in the country in terms of new subscriber additions in a month, by adding more than 34 lakh new subscribers in August 2009.
The achievement is all the more noteworthy in that the nearest competitor in terms of new subscriber additions managed to add just over 28 lakh subscribers in the same period, a gap of 6 lakh subscribers.
Tata Teleservices Limited added on 3,418,138 new subscribers in August 2009 from its CDMA (Tata Indicom) and GSM operations (TATA DOCOMO) put together. In July 2009 too, TTSL had showed a healthy growth in new additions, with 2,247,002 new subscribers being added. While TTSL has shown a growth of 50 per cent or more in new subscriber additions in July and August 2009, other telecom operators have shown flat or negative growth in new additions in the same period.
“This is fantastic news for us and a validation of all the efforts thathave been put into making our network and services the best in the industry,” Mr Anil Sardana, Managing Director of Tata Teleservices Limited, said. “We thank each one of our new and existing subscribers for showering so much love, affection and trust in us. This has far exceeded our expectations and enthuses us to provide the best telecom experience to our customers—in keeping with our larger objective of achieving customer affection and delight,” he added.
Tata Teleservices recently launched its GSM services under the brand name TATA DOCOMO and has so far started commercial operations in eight Circles. “It has been just over two months that we launched TATA DOCOMO GSM services, and it will be a few months before we are a pan-India GSM operator. Against that backdrop, it is extremely gratifying to emerge as the top grosser in the industry in terms of new subscriber additions in August,” Mr Sardana added.