Telecom operator Vodafone has invested over Rs 1,050 crore to expand network and distribution and retail in Maharashtra and Goa circles during April 2014 – March 2015.
Vodafone has added more than 3,000 new 3G and 2G sites across Maharashtra during the last fiscal. Vodafone now has 5000+ 3G sites in Maharashtra and Goa.
“3G has shown tremendous uptake and has been growing at 100 percent. Overall Data contribution to circle service revenues is 18 percent,” said Ashish Chandra, business head – Maharashtra and Goa, Vodafone India.
Vodafone has also rolled out 17 Vodafone Stores and 200 Vodafone Mini Stores. Presently, Vodafone has more than 900 retail outlets (largest and exclusive) in Maharashtra and Goa. Over the past 12 months, Vodafone has launched 22 Global Design Stores in Maharashtra and Goa.
Vodafone launched M-Pesa in October 2013 in Maharashtra and Goa and currently has 7115 + agents in Maharashtra and Goa, and a customer base of over 2.96 lakhs.