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Sunday, December 26, 2010

India Mobile Telephony - Telecom Circles

Here is some notes that I took from my recent study of Indian Mobile Telephony

Indian Telecom market is divided in to 22 Telecom Service Areas (otherwise known as telecom circles)

Telecom Operators have to obtain circlewise licences to operate in these circles.

The 22 Circles are inturn classified as follows:

Metros (2)
Delhi, Mumbai

Category A Circles (5)
Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Tamilnadu

Category B Circles (9)
Haryana, Kerala, Kolkata, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, UP (East), UP (West), and West Bengal

Category C Circles (6)
Assam, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, North East and Orissa,

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