The Videocon Group, one of India’s leading global business conglomerates, today announced the launch of its GSM mobile services. Videocon Telecommunications Limited, a group company, plans one of the fastest sequential roll-outs covering 100 key cities/towns over the next 100 days across the country. The company launched services in the Tamil Nadu circle today and will roll out in key cities across Punjab & Haryana including Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Patiala, Ambala and Panipat; Gujarat including Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Surat; Kerala including Cochin and Trivandrum, Madhya Pradesh including Bhopal and Indore and Mumbai over the next fortnight. Prominent cities like Lucknow, Meerut, Allahabad & Varanasi; Pune, Nagpur & Aurangabad and Hyderabad & Vishakhapatnam are also included in the aggressive 100 city 100 days roll-out of Videocon Mobile Services.
Videocon envisages investments of around Rs 14,000 crores in Videocon Mobile Services over the next 3 years.
Deploying a future ready 2.75G EDGE GSM network, Videocon Mobile Services offers subscribers innovative Value-Added Services (VAS) and superior customer service. Videocon Mobile Services will offer an unprecedented sub 1 paise effective tariff, which is designed to suit all pockets with a tariff plan that is transparent and simple.
Speaking on the occasion of the launch, Mr. Venugopal Dhoot, Chairman, Videocon Group said, “Videocon’s vision is to pioneer truly converged experiences for Indian consumers. We have embarked on a conscious strategy of diversification building businesses that are bound together by the common theme of convergence. With our consumer durable prowess, next generation DTH service and mobile handset technology, Videocon is uniquely positioned to seamlessly integrate technologies, platforms and hardware to offer a rich converged experience to consumers. The launch of Videocon Mobile Services is a decisive step forward in Videocon’s vision of enabling convergence right from within Homes to Outside, from a television’s large screen to a handset’s small screen. Combing innovative technology with effective pricing we aim to democratize technology and make next generation mobile services accessible to all across the country.”
Mr. Venugopal Dhoot added that, “Videocon Mobile Services will leverage the group’s established brand equity and vast retail reach, synergies of an integrated product portfolio and combine that with best of breed partners to offer compelling services. Over 160 million users across India have trusted the Videocon brand over the past 24 years. Videocon Mobile Services is well poised to rapidly build its subscriber base and we target 100 million users within three years.”
Signal of Commitment to Tamil Nadu
Videocon Mobile Services envisages an investment of around Rs. 1500 crore in Tamil Nadu. The company will leverage a network of 3400 BTS to deliver superior services to subscribers across 550 towns in the state within the coming week. Underlining an aggressive roll out plan, Videocon Mobile Services targets to cover 100% of the urban population of Tamil Nadu within 2 months and 75% of the state’s rural population in the next 12 months. The brand will have a retail presence in over 19000 outlets from day 1 and plans to cover 50,000 outlets within 1 year, offering easy access to customers across the state.
Signal of a Future Ready Network
Videocon Mobile Services network has integrated the expertise of global telecom industry leaders by partnering with them in creating a future ready infrastructure. We have partnered with Nokia Siemens Networks, Cisco, IBM, Amdocs, Gemalto, Comverse, Comviva, Avaya, Acision, Wipro, Oracle, Unisys and Huawei.
Signal of enriched customer experience
A wide array of enhanced voice, data and SMS services will be made available to Videocon Mobile Services subscribers. Committed to offering a truly enriched customer experience, Videocon Mobile Services plans a host of global VAS innovations in the coming months.
Signal of superior customer service
Videocon Mobile Services has invested considerably in creating an efficient customer service system which will deliver a high quality customised experience to subscribers. The company will be establishing 8 centres across India, where customers will be able interact with representatives in 15 Indian languages. The trained staff will be ably supported by customised IT solutions created for Videocon Mobile Services by global partners.
Signal of superior retail reach
Videocon Mobile Services will leverage the group’s ability to quickly reach an established, strong dealer network and more than 1000 modern retail outlets including the exclusive tie up with the network of Planet M stores, NEXT stores and DigiWorld stores, where it plans to offer customers easy access to sales and services.
Pakdo Life Ka Har Signal
Videocon Mobile Services’ campaign draws on the thread of life’s myriad ‘signals’ and their significance in our everyday lives. The refreshing Pakdo Life Ka Har Signal slogan, underlines Videocon’s commitment to deliver an efficient service through a strong network while also bringing alive the emotional connect as we celebrate life’s many ‘signals’.