Here is a happy news for all the mobile freaks, India will get its 8th GSM service provider soon in the form of "Uninor". Recently Unitech Wireless got permission from Indian Government to start their Uninor GSM services in India.
It is a joint venture between the Norway based telecom firm Telenor and Unitech wireless of India. The brand name of this GSM service will be called 'UNINOR'. Uninor in India has got license to start the GSM services in 22 circles. Telenor has already bought around 67% shares of Unitech wireless, and recently it got permission from the cabinet Committee on Economic affairs to rise its stake in Unitech wireless to upto 74%. This is the maximum stake a foreign company can hold in the Indian based company. Unitech is basically a construction company, but they started a division called Unitech Wireless recently.
Uninor India is going to start services in 8 circles by December, 2009, 4 in south India, 2 in Uttar Pradesh, one each in Orissa and Bihar.
Chinese Telecom equipment manufacturer ZTE is going to provide the GSM Network supply to Uninor GSM service. ZTE has signed an agreement with Uninor for 5 years, under which it will supply the network equipments for the circles of Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana.
In the other circles like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh Nokia siemens network has won the deal of supplying the Network equipments for Uninor India. At the same time Nokia siemens network will be responsible for network operation and maintenance in the following circles.
Currently Uninor is under test, we can see its network by using the Manual search in our mobile under the name IND 820 in Bangalore circle. It is going to be launched by this year end in some 8 circles in India. So the customers will be in a great fix to decide about which service provider to opt for.
As the competition increases between the GSM service providers, the customers are befitted by better offers. India is the main target for many external service providers because of the market in India. So lets hope some good service and offers from Uninor.