Cell phone ban in schools will not affect Spice: Official

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Bangalore, Sep 13 (UNI) The Karnataka Government's recent ban on use of mobile phone by school children upto age of 16 in the state may not affect the business of Spice Telecom, a major provider of cell phone services.

Spice Telecom Senior Vice President (Operations) Rakesh Singh, told UNI here today that the business would not be affected much due to the ban as the company was mainly targetting the youth in the age group of 20-35 years.

"Our focus was on college students and the ban will not affect us. We are promoting our products among the youth who have already entered the college," he added.

Mr Singh said that the company's strategy to emerge as the second largest mobile phone service provider, next to Airtel, was on the right track and it had rolled out several offers in this regard.

"We are adding 80,000 to One Lakh new subscribers every month to our present subscriber base of 1.2 million," he added.

He said that the company was going ahead with full force in adding coverage in 100 more new towns in the state by the year end.

"We have added 40 new towns till now and this has been an ongoing programme." Spice Telecom, the flagship company of MCorpGlobal, is a pioneer in introducing cellular mobile telephony services in India with interests in the field of Information, Communication and Entertainment.

Currently available in two circles Punjab and Karnataka, Spice has a base of over Two million subscribers.


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