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Tata Teleservices to invest Rs 600 cr in 2006-07

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Kolkata, May 10 (UNI) Leading telecom service provider Tata Teleservices Ltd has earmarked Rs 600 crore capex outlay for improving infrastructure in the east in 2006-07.

The company had already invested Rs 832 crore till March 2006 for setting up switches, putting up towers and laying fibre optic cables, Tata Teleservices head-operations planning Rajesh Puri told reporters.

The Rs 600 crore investment would take the total investments in the region to Rs 1,500 crore, he said.

A total of Rs 265 crore would be invested in the West Bengal and Kolkata circle alone out of the total amount, he said.

A total of 488 towns would be covered, 1,700 kms optic fibres would be laid and the tower strength would be 1246 by the end of current fiscal.

Tata Teleservices hopes to garner one million subscriber base by year end and has nine million customers nationally, Mr Puri said.

Mr Puri today launched the "Don't Stop Mobile" from Tata Indicom stable.

The new scheme allows the customers to make free outgoing calls for a period of two years to any Tata Indicom Mobile or Tata Indicom fixed phone within the state. This is subject to a maximum of 3,600 minutes.

Subscribers would be provided with an initial talktime of Rs 10 for calls to other phones. The recharge voucher starts from Rs 50 with 100 per cent talk time.

The service is available in mobile handsets of Indicom Ace, Haier D1000, Kyocera Prisma and Indicom Star priced at Rs 2299, Rs 2499, Rs 2799 and Rs 3749 respectively.

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