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Tatas plans to invest Rs 500 cr in Internet services

11-July-2001
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Tatas plans to invest Rs 500 cr in Internet services

Tata Group has decided to invest Rs 500 crore in Tata Internet Services in next five years. The company plans to aggressively expand its operations in more cities, set up international gateways and enter business-to-business (B2B) and application service provider (ASP) business.

Tata Internet had already invested Rs 120 crore and plans to invests Rs 80 crore more by the end of this financial year. Tata Internet is a 100 per cent-owned subsidiary of Tata Industries.

Delhi is the fifth city where the company has launched its services after Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Tata Internet has started its operations in March this year. Apart from individual consumers, the company will also target corporate clients. Tata Internet plans to achieve 1 lakh retail subscribers by the end of this financial year.

The company plans to set up around 2,000 cyber cafes within the next two years out of which 600 will be operational by year end. The company plan to use public Internet centres for promotion of the brand as well as creating more revenue collection centres.

Tata Internet also plans to offer the complete spectrum of Internet based solutions to corporate clients in Delhi. These services will initially include Internet access services, network services, and Internet data centre based hosting and co-location type services all uniquely customised for the needs of individual clients. The company has already initiated its corporate business in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai and claims to have roped in over 35 large corporate clients. Tata Internet has also set up data centres in Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad.

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