Vodafone invests Rs 750 crore to expand network in Chennai

Indian telecom service provider Vodafone has invested over Rs 750 crore to expand its mobile network and distribution in Tamil Nadu circle during April 2014 — March 2015.

Vodafone said it has added more than 3,600 new telecom sites in the last 12 months. The number of mobile sites in Tamil Nadu reached 6,300 3G and around 10,500 2G sites. Vodafone said its exclusive retail footprint reached 890 — 53 Vodafone Stores, 20 Global Design, 236 Vodafone mini Stores and 600 ADVMS in rural. In FY 2014-15, Vodafone has launched 20 + Global Design Stores in Tamil Nadu.

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“3G has shown tremendous uptake, with 3G users now growing at 175 percent and 3G revenues growing at 160 percent. Data Revenues has been growing at 90 percent and now contributes 15.7 percent of circle service revenues,” said S Murali, business head – Tamil Nadu, Vodafone India.

Vodafone M-Pesa, which was launched in March 2014 in Tamil Nadu, has almost 7200 agents, and a customer base of over 1.5 lakh.

Image Caption: S Murali, business head -TN and Suresh Kumar, OD (South), Vodafone India

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