MTNL to braoden GSM and broadband network in Mumbai

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Mumbai, Feb 8 (UNI) State-run Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) plans to broaden its network-base in the metropolis by adding 7.5 lakh new GSM connections and about two lakh broadband connections by the end of June 2008.

Talking on the sidelines of an international conference on ''Internet Protocal (IP) Multimedia Systems'' here today, India Broadband MTNL Executive Director J Gopal told UNI that the Company has a major plan to expand its GSM and broadband network in the city.

''We are alloting 500 connections per day on an average basis, and receiving at least 1,000 applications each day,'' Mr Gopal said.

The Company also plans to invest about Rs 1,500 crore this year for expanding GSM and broadband operations in the country. It currently offers services in Nepal and Mauritius, besides Delhi and Mumbai, official sources said.

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