Spice telecom to spread its wings into new circles

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Bangalore, Dec 13 (UNI) Spice Telecom, a major cellular oeprator in Punjab and Karnataka today said it will start operations in atleast a dozen new telecom circles in the country shortly.

Company CEO Navin Kaul told reporters on the sidelines of the launch function of the 'Spice Local Lingo SMS Service' here today, that the company had applied for expanding its service in 20 new circles and an official announcement was expected in a week's time.

"We would be getting license in new areas ranging from 12 to 20 circles. We have 14 million subscriber base and would add 2.4 million more by December next year. We have launched the TV on phone service in Chandigarh today and it would be done in Karnataka within a month. 12 channels including English and Hindi news channels are offered with a low package of Rs 150 per month. The subscribers could also subscribe to one or more channels they prefer," he said.

Spice Karnataka COO Rakesh Singh said the coverage would be extended to 800 more towns in Karnataka in the year 2008.


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