New Delhi, Sep 30: On Tuesday, Sep 30 Aditya Birla Telecom Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IDEA Cellular, said it will start GSM mobile services in Bihar and Jharkhand from Wednesday, Oct 1. With the roll out of these services, IDEA's footprint will be over 80 per cent of the national mobile telephony market.
''The company aims at providing citizens of the states superior connectivity with an initial network of over 880 cell sites,'' company said in a statement. It will cover population of over 150 lakh and provide services to over 2,500 towns and villages in Bihar and Jharkhand, gradually expanding its reach to over 16,500 towns and villages by March next year.
As part of the inaugural offer, IDEA has introduced multiple tariff plans ranging from competitive special tariff vouchers to variable talk time and validity offerings based on the consumption and usage patterns of the customers.
It has tied up with Nokia to provide bundled offers to provide services in these two states.
IDEA Cellular has licenses to operate in all 22 service areas of India with commercial operations in 13 service areas.
It is a part of the 28 billion dollars Aditya Birla Group.