TTL to invest Rs 500 cr for expansion of 3G roll out in Guj

Gandhinagar, Jan 13 (PTI) Tata Teleservices Limited(TTL)has signed an agreement with the Gujarat government to investRs 500 crore for expanding its 3G roll out in the state.

The MoU was inked between Additional Chief Secretary,Science and Technology Department Ravi Saxena and RegionalChief Operating Officer, Enterprise Business, TTL PradeepDwivedi, during the Vibrant Gujarat Summit-2011.

"Powered by superior technology and robust network, TataTeleservices will now further expand and develop the telecominfrastructure in Gujarat," Regional Chief Operating Officer,Enterprise Business, TTL Pradeep Dwivedi said.

"The investment will also help the company expand itsenterprise business wing in Gujarat," he said.

The MoU would facilitate creation of infrastructure foroffering better internet bandwidth connectivity to variousgovernment and private projects, a company statement said.

Tata DOCOMO, the GSM arm of TTL in mid-November last yearannounced the commercial roll out of 3G services in Gujarat.

The company is the first private telecom operator inIndia to have rolled out 3G services in all the nine circles,for which it had bagged the licenses from the government. PTIVKB PD VKV

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