Telenor India, erstwhile Uninor, has rolled out 950 additional sites across Bihar and Jharkhand (B&J), covering over 3,380 rural areas in the circle, and with this the total number of Telenor sites has gone up to 4,185 in the two states.
This expansion is in addition to the network swap and upgradation happening at the existing 3,235 sites in B&J as part of the modernisation plan.
As of September 2015, Telenor had 7.57 million subscribers in the circle and the circle has seen a 37% growth in Internet users since November 2014. The company claims to be number 5 in customer market share. It stood at number 5 in revenue market share in quarter ending June 2015.
The new network will help Telenor deliver better voice quality and enhanced data speed to its customers, a release said
Sharad Mehrotra, CEO, Telenor (India) Communications, said, “Telenor is committed to offer seamless coverage and network experience in B&J. We will continue to invest in one of our most successful and fastest growing markets. With the new sites we are taking our most affordable ‘Paisa vasool’ voice and Internet services even more closer to our customers. We are preparing ourselves to meet the demands to enable the digital lifestyle for them. The new new network will fullfil our ambition of Internet for All and will be future ready to launch any technology to serve our customers efficiently.”
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