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Videocon Telecom to have National Footprint – broadband

The telco plans to rollout ISP services in 6 to 7 circles within this year and will be investing over Rs 340 Cr on infrastructure including the ISP license fee

Videocon Telecom, the telecom brand of the $4 billion worth Videocon Group, has started the New Year on a high note. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has on January 06, 2015 granted to the Company a Unified License – ISP (Category-A) thereby permitting the Company to provide Internet Services all over India

The telco is already successfully running Broadband services under the brand name of “Connect Broadband” in Punjab and is the market leader in internet broadband segment in the state. Having the distinction of being the first ISP in Punjab to rollout FTTX services (Fiber To The Endpoint )in Punjab service area, the telco plans to extend this stable and reliable service across the country eventually including other services like Internet Leased Lines, Point to Point Leased circuits, hosted and cloud services and data networks through MPLS etc.

The telco plans to invest over Rs 340 Cr with next 1 year for rollout of ISP services in 6 to 7 circles, the investment shall include cost of ISP license, cost of Network deployment and investment in Hot spots etc. The telco plans to follow the strategy of aggressive data play, which is what is being adapted by an upcoming Telecom giant.

The telco plans to prioritize its ISP rollout starting with its existing GSM Mobility circles including Haryana, Gujrat, MP including Chhattisgarh, and then move to Metros. The telco is seeing a lot of synergy and merit by prioritizing rollout of ISP in its operational mobility circles Among some of the benefits are in terms of infrastructure sharing, synergy on its existing and strong Sales and distribution Network, cost factor and value addition for customers in terms of 4G off load to Wi-Fi for its Mobility subscribers eventually.

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