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Tata Tele completes work on corridors

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VISAKHAPATNAM, JAN. 19. Tata Teleservices has completed work on four corridors stretching over 1,400 km in Andhra Pradesh.

Disclosing this here on Wednesday, the Tata Teleservices chief operating officer (AP and Karnataka circles), Prabhat Pani, said that with the completion of corridors, they would offer increased benefits to Indicom customers in the Visakhapatnam zone as the city now had continuous coverage up to Hyderabad and Tirupati.

The corridor work was taken up between Hyderabad and Warangal, Hyderabad and Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada and Vijayawada and Tirupati.

``The Visakhapatnam zone forms a key part of the expansion with Tata Indicom's presence increasing it to 56 towns.

The coverage will further increase soon as Tata Indicom plans to enter six more towns by installing six more cell sites to the existing 71 sites in the zone,'' Mr. Pani told reporters.

The completion of corridor connectivity on four key roadways in the State was a major landmark in the coverage expansion of Tata Indicom, he added.

``This is part of our endeavour to provide value-for-money to customers by delivering wider coverage at the most affordable tariffs.''

On their Andhra Pradesh network, he said that Tata Indicom had 419 cell sites and was present in 200 towns and the number was growing day by day.

The expansion programme was supported by the Rs.445 crore-fresh investment earmarked for the circle during 2004-05.

Push-to-talk

Mr. Pani announced the commercial launch of push-to-talk (PTT) phones delinking distance and cost in telecommunication sector. He said PTT was a modern-day walkie-talkie that allowed simultaneous one-to-many communication across the country by pressing a single button.

The users, who had to pay a starting rental of Rs.99 a month, could make calls to the users in the group staying anywhere in India for less than a local call charge. The subscribers would also have the option of making STD and ISD calls at normal tariff.

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