Maxis Telecom managed Aircel and Reliance Telecom hope to start their PAN India operations by the end of 2009 and 2007 respectively. Aircel operates in Tamilnadu and North East. It has secured licenses for Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan. It has plans to install 5,000 cell towers and is also looking forward to share towers.
Reliance Communications Ltd owned Reliance Telecom is pumping Rs 8,000 crores in the next 12 months to have a GSM footprint. Reliance Telecom already operates in 8 circles and wants to have all India presence by end of 2007. It is pumping Rs 2,000 crores to establish presence in Delhi and Mumbai circles immediately within the next few weeks. Reliance’s entry in other circles will directly impact the bottomline of Bharti Tele-ventures limited.