Aircel becomes the seventh cellular operator in Delhi, NCR to offer postpaid and prepaid mobile services. Aircel is a joint venture between Malaysian based Maxis Communications and Apollo Hospital Enterprise and it now has its GSM presence in 13 telecom circles out of the total 23 telecom circles in India.
There are currently close to 20 million mobile subscribers in Delhi owned by Bharti Airtel, Reliance Communications, Tata Teleservices, Idea Cellular, MTNL and Vodafone Essar, yet considering the rapidly growing Indian telecom market, Aircel is very optimistic to get sufficient space in the Delhi, NCR telecom circuit.
The company is quite confident of getting a pan-India 3G license and is aggressively working on expansion. It has already allocated $1 billion for investment in current year. Its future plans include introducing the service in Mumbai as well as eastern and western parts of Uttar Pradesh, and the company claims it has already started working towards this next phase.