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Bharti seeks six more licences

New Delhi, Nov. 18: Bharti Tele-Ventures today applied to the department of telecom for six new licences in Bengal, Orissa, Bihar, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh (East), Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Jammu and Kashmir.

Bharti Cellular, the cellular arm of Bharti Tele-Ventures, has applied for these licences in view of the current guidelines for a unified licence. It has requested the department to issue the letters of intent. Bharti Cellular has also requested for an allocation of 900 MHz and 1800 Mhz spectrum band in all the circles wherever applicable.

Bharti chairman and group managing director Sunil Mittal said, “Bharti has commissioned numerous telecom projects in the terrestrial, satellite, undersea as well as wireless segments. The application for six new licences is part of our latest initiative to expand our services.”

ISD tariff cut

Touchtel, Delhi and Haryana’s first private fixed-line service provider from Bharti Telenet, has halved ISD tariffs to southeast Asian countries for its customers in Haryana. These countries include Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Hong Kong.

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