RCom Adds 3.3 Mln Customers On GSM and CDMA Networks In Feb 2009

RCom Adds 3.3 Mln Customers On GSM and CDMA Networks In Feb 2009Reliance Communications (RCom), the part of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, is riding high these days.

The company announced that its total subscriber base has gone up to 69.38 million as it added 3.38 million new customers on both GSM and CDMA networks during the last month (Feb 2009).  

RCom had claimed over 5 million additions for the month of January (2009).

Mr. S P Shukla, RCom President (Wireless Business), stated, “The true barometer to gauge superiority of a product or service is customer receptiveness and response. We are glad to experience such an overwhelming response from millions of customers that has resulted in Reliance Mobile emerging as the largest selling mobile telephony brand in the country.”

Presently, the company occupies the second place on the back of its subscriber numbers, whereas Bharti Airtel is on the top slot with 91.11 million users.

Vodafone is in the third slot with 65.92 million subscribers, followed by public sector Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) with 44.18 million users.

RCom, which was mainly CDMA-based service provider, introduced GSM services by January this year across 22 circles in the country.

Moreover, RCom, on Friday, rolled out its CDMA wireless broadband service, named ‘Reliance Netconnect Broardband Plus’ in India.

With downlink speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps and uplink speeds of up to 1.8 Mbps, the newly launched service is offering 30% higher downlink rate as compared to any other wireless broadband offering.

The company claims that, newly launched facility is India’s fastest wireless internet service and best suited for video streaming, video surveillance, rich media content &superior Internet browsing.

The company will offer the service, starting from at a monthly subscription charge of Rs 299. Besides, the company has introduced an Unlimited Night plan, which is available at Rs 499 on a monthly basis.