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Telstra to start India operations next year

Global telecom service provider Telstra International on Tuesday said it would start offering national long distance, international long distance and Internet services in India by March next.

“We got ILD, NLD and ISP licence in October (2011)…we are now setting up infrastructure for rolling out services. We expect to start our operation in the first quarter of 2012,” Telstra International Director (Products and Marketing) Nathan Bell told journalists here. Pointing out that its focus would be on expanding presence in the Indian market, Mr. Bell said Telstra would look to invest in more of the global cable network which would connect to India.

He, however, did not disclose Telstra's investment plans for India. Telstra International holds 74 per cent stake in Telstra Telecommunications, while the remaining stake is being held by its Indian joint venture partner Microland, which has got three telecom licences from the Department of Telecommunications.

Stating that Telstra would have its cable landing stations in Chennai and Mumbai where it would built international gateways, Telstra Telecommunications Director Anish Kohli said the company would build its network in the country from these two nodes.

“We will start our operations in Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune. The customer support centre will be located in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai,” he added.

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