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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Aircel looking forward for 5 mn 3G users by year end


Wireless carrier Aircel hopes that by the end of the year about ten percent of its current user base of over 50 million subscribers will be using the faster 3G data and voice services, a top company official said here on Thursday.

The company announced the launch of their 3G telecoms services in India on Thursday.

Aircel Chief Operating Officer Gurdeep Singh said, We believe that by the end of this year 10 percent of the customers will be using 3G facility and by the next 3 to 4 year the figure will rise to 30 percent."

Speaking on the 3G connectivity, Singh said: "The launch of 3G services on Aircel will address the high speed digital needs of the customers thus unleashing the power of the internet further creating the opportunities for education, employment, engagement and entertainment which will empower the consumers and impact their lifestyle."

The Aircel 3G Pocket internet portal will enable its users to watch video entertainment such as fashion, music, movies and sports.

The customers can also watch multiple TV channels live on Aircel 3G network in different languages.

Aircel crossed an all India subscriber base of over 50 million subscribers in 2010 besides recording a revenue growth of 44 percent over 2009 and the incremental market share growth of 19 percent in 2010.

"Our commitment to the market is underlined by the investment of over USD 8 billion we have made already and a further USD 3 billion we plan to spend in the next three years," Singh added.source

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