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Uninor logs in 1.2 mn subscribers in first month of operation

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A Norwegian-Indian telecom joint venture firm, Uninor, today said it has secured 1.2 million subscribers across eight telecom circles during the first month of its operation.

Since the launch in December last year and by the end of the respective month, Uninor has secured 1.2 million subscribers across eight telecom circles where it offers GSM services, Uninor said in a statement.

Uninor, a joint venture between Norway's Telenor and India's Unitech, had launched operations in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, East and West Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand.

"We are building on our launch -- scaling up our network and our distribution. In a competitive market, it will never be easy, but we have a long term ambition and we have made a positive start," Uninor Managing Director Stein-Erik Vellan said.

Considering that subscribers, currently come from only eight circles these numbers are encouraging, Vellan added.

"We are still in a very early phase, but this is an indication that our price plans are perceived as attractive for Indian consumers," he said.

As per guidelines, the company has submitted its monthly numbers to the Telecom Regulation Authority of India (TRAI), and the Cellular Operator Association of India (COAI).

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First Published: Tue, January 12 2010. 18:43 IST