Telecom service provider Uninor, which is being operated by a joint venture between Norway's Telenor and Unitech, is planning to scale down operations in four telecom circles in the country and also cut jobs in the regions.
The company will implement a plan to gradually scale down operations in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Orissa circles. The company network in these circles is currently operational and thus the company will move gradually to scale down its operations in order to avoid disruptions.
Uninor has also assured that it will give customers at-least 30 days to move to alternative networks before it begins a scale down. The company has also stopped activations of new connections in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Orissa circles. It has a total of 6.8 million customers in these circles and about 43 per cent of them are active users.
The company employs 400 direct employees in these four circles and the company will look for possibilities of relocating some of the employees to other Uninor circles and will also offer help is finding work elsewhere. Uninor has also said that it will strengthen its operations in other 9 circles of UP East, UP West, Bihar & Jharkhand, Kolkata, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Mumbai, Maharashtra and Goa and Gujarat.
Telenor and Unitech jointly operate the Uninor brand in India through a joint venture. The joint venture between the two is one of the firms that will see its license being cancelled. The two companies have decided to end the venture after the Supreme Court of India announced its decision to cancel 122 telecom licenses in the country.