Uninor To Scale Down Mobile Services in Four Telecom Circles

Uninor, the joint venture of Unitech and Norway telecom major Telenor today said that it will scale down GSM operations in Four circles out of the total 13 telecom circles where it is commercially active to focus resources on the remaining areas.

Uninor India management has decided to prioritise its focus on Mumbai, Maharashtra & Goa and seven other best performing circles of UP East, UP West, Bihar and Jharkhand, Kolkata, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. This also means that the company’s operations in the four circles of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Orissa will be gradually scaled down.

The Operator said that this decision has been taken in light of the continuing uncertainty around the 2G auction policy and timing (may be High Price).

Sigve Brekke, Managing Director, Uninor said “Since launch, Uninor has remained among the top 5 GSM operators in Mumbai, Maharashtra & Goa. This is one of our most successful circles and we will continue to invest and expand operations aggressively here. “Our plan now is to enter the auctions with an even stronger presence in the nine circles including Mumbai and Maharashtra & Goa, auction rules permitting. We will focus funds, resources and all our efforts to meet even more aggressive targets in these nine circles.”

Uninor is among eight Mobile Service operators who are set to lose its 2G license by September September as per Supreme Court’s 2G scam verdict to revoke all telecoms licences granted in 2008.

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Davanam manju
August 7, 2012 2:15 pm 2:15 PM

As private operators shutting down in future also currently like uninor..so switch on /port your number to our one and only n/w BSNL.BSNL is the best and a public sector n/w which is serving through out India in one of the top among all private operators, all private 2G SCAM networks should shutt down.So our BSNL a public sector company will grow up in future.

July 30, 2012 9:57 am 9:57 AM

uninor website shows plans for j&k circle also but they have not launched the services in j&k yet,y is it so?

July 26, 2012 8:08 pm 8:08 PM

@jagan not get activated . . Blocked by videocon itself