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Vodafone crosses 7.5 mn subscriber mark in Gujarat


Ahmedabad : Vodafone Essar, one of India’s leading cellular service providers, has crossed the 7.5 million subscriber mark in Gujarat, a senior official of the company said Monday.

Vodafone with a coverage in more than 236 cities and towns and 15,120 villages has seen its subscriber base jumping from 2 million in January 2006 to 7.5 million in January 2009 in the state.

“A wide network spread across cities, towns and villages coupled with relevant products such as the Vodafone Magic Box and a strong sales and distribution network have contributed to the phenomenal growth in our subscriber base in Gujarat,” said Balesh Sharma, chief operating officer of Vodafone Essar, Gujarat.

The company now has 54 stores, 385 mini-stores, and self service kiosks across the Gujarat circle.

Vodafone Essar is a subsidiary of Vodafone Group in India and commenced operations in 1994 when its predecessor Hutchison Telecom acquired the cellular licence for Mumbai.

Vodafone Essar now operates in 22 circles with over 58.76 million customers.

Worldwide Vodafone is present in 25 countries spread across five continents with 40 partner networks covering 280 million customers.

It has partnered with the Essar Group for the Indian market.