MTNL playing catch-up in the mobile sector

23 Feb 2005

State-controlled Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) says it plans to expand its wireless network capacity over the next two years, aiming for net subscriber additions of four million by 2007. The programme is expected to cost around INR20 billion (USD456 million) and will involve investing in infrastructure split almost equally between Delhi and Bombay, a tender for which is in progress already according to the company’s chairman RSP Sinha. MTNL currently has just a 1.4% share in the country’s mobile market, the fastest growing in the world.

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