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Tata DoCoMo

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Tata DoCoMo Limited

Tata DoCoMo Logo

Type
Joint venture

Industry
Telecommunications

Founded
November 2008

Headquarters
New Delhi, India

Area served
India

Services
Mobile network, Fixed Wireless Telephone, USB Internet Dongle

Parent
Tata Teleservices (74%)
NTT DoCoMo (26%)
(joint venture)

Website
www.tatadocomo.com

TATA DOCOMO is an Indian cellular service provider on the GSM, CDMA and platform-arising out of the strategic joint venture between Tata Teleservices and NTT Docomo in November 2008. It is the country's sixth largest operator in terms of subscribers (including both GSM and CDMA).[citation needed]

Contents
[hide] 1 History
2 Network Coverage
3 3G
4 The Bloodline Club
5 References

[edit] History

Main article: Tata Group

TATA DOCOMO is part of the Indian conglomerate Tata Group. The company received licenses to operate GSM services in nineteen telecom circles and was allotted spectrum in eighteen of these circles and launched GSM services on 24 June 2009. It began operations first in South India and currently operates GSM services in eighteen of twenty two telecom circles. It has licences to operate in Delhi but has not been allocated spectrum from the Government.[1] Docomo provides services throughout India. Tata DOCOMO offers both prepaid and postpaid cellular phone services. It has become very popular with its one second pulse especially in semi-urban and rural areas.[citation needed]

On 5 November 2010, Tata DOCOMO became the first private sector telecom company to launch 3G services in India. Tata DOCOMO had about 42.34 million users at the end of December 2010.[2] Rebranding

On 20 October 2011, Tata DoCoMo brought its brands - CDMA, GSM, Walky (Fixed Wireless Phone), Photon, INTERNET - under the Tata Docomo name. All subscribers to these services were migrated to the Docomo brand on 20 October 2011.[3] The companies other brands - Virgin Mobile and T24 - are not part of the rebranding and will retain their names.[4]

[edit] Network Coverage

Tata DoCoMo mobile services are available in the following telecom circles:[5]

State

CDMA

2G

3G

Madhya Pradesh Green tick Green tick Green tick
Maharashtra & Goa Green tick Green tick Green tick
Mumbai Green tick Green tick Green tick
Andhra Pradesh Green tick Green tick Green tick
Bihar & Jharkhand Green tick Green tick
Gujarat Green tick Green tick Green tick
Haryana Green tick Green tick Green tick
Himachal Pradesh Green tick Green tick
Karnataka Green tick Green tick Green tick
Kerala Green tick Green tick Green tick
Kolkata Green tick Green tick
Orissa Green tick Green tick
Punjab Green tick Green tick Green tick
Rajasthan Green tick Green tick Green tick
Tamil Nadu Green tick Green tick Green tick
Chennai Green tick Green tick
Uttar Pradesh (East) Green tick Green tick
Uttar Pradesh (West) Green tick Green tick Green tick
West Bengal Green tick Green tick
Assam
North-East
Jammu and Kashmir
Delhi Green tick Green tick

[edit] 3G

On 19 May 2010, the 3G spectrum auction in India ended. Tata Docomo ltd paid INR 6964.29 crores for spectrum in 22 circles. The circles it will provide 3G in are Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra & Goa, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh (West).[6]

On 5 November 2010, Tata DOCOMO became the first private sector telecom company (third overall) to launch 3G services in India, with a 20 city launch. Tata Docomo's HSPA+ 3G network, set up with the assistance of NTT Docomo, supports high-speed internet access with speeds of up to 21.1 Mbit/s. The network also supports high definition voice for superior quality voice calls.[7]...
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