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Uninor Announces Major Expansion Drive in Andhra Pradesh


 Hyderabad, 16th December, 2013: Uninor, one of India’s fastest growing telecom operators, today announced a major expansion of its operations in the Andhra Pradesh region. As a part of this expansion, Uninor will deploy an additional 550 network sites across 2700 towns & villages beginning January 2014, in the region, facilitating employment opportunities for many in Andhra Pradesh. Additionally, Uninor also aims to add 7000 new retail points to reach 60000 in total with a total of 250 retail stores.

To celebrate the new wave of growth and to engage better with its customers through fun games, activities and freebies, Uninor has planned a special Extravaganza in mini clusters across the circle, over a period of 3 months. Several on ground activities, are a part of a special Carnival that brings Uninor closer to its customers with their special products like 25 paisa. With this expansion and a unique concept of carnival, the benefits of the Sabse Sasta operator reach many new subscribers in the circle.

With this initiative, Uninor will become the first operator to announce such an on-ground activity in the Andhra Pradesh circle.

Speaking on the occasion, Uninor’s Circle Business Head for Andhra Pradesh, Mr. Satish Kannan said, “We as a company want to consolidate on the good work that we have done in this circle. Uninor is all set to invest and expand its operations in the region. With this network expansion, several new towns and villages will also start getting the state's most affordable mobile tariffs.” Talking about the Uninor Carnival, Mr. Kannan added, “We want to go closer to our audiences and celebrate the growth of affordable mobile services with them in a fresh manner. This is where the on ground activities will help us connect better.”

With this new wave of expansion, Uninor will own 3300 network sites spanning across 2700 towns & villages, with 60000 point of sales, 800 RSEs, 260 CREs and about 330 distributors in the Andhra Pradesh circle.

About Uninor: Uninor is majority owned subsidiary of Telenor Group – one of the major mobile operators with headquarters in Oslo, Norway. Uninor’s pre-paid GSM services are commercially available in the six circles of UP (West), UP (East), Bihar (including Jharkhand), Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat. Together, these circles account for more than 50% of India’s population giving Uninor the ability to serve every second person in India.

Uninor is a young operator that focuses on the mass market serving over 32 million customers. Uninor’s innovative products and services empower customers to enjoy the benefits of mobile telephony through its simple price proposition of – ‘sabse sasta’ (lowest) tariffs for all basic services. The company is committed to profitable growth in this highly price sensitive and competitive market.

Updated on December 18, 2013