Top Story

e4m_logo.png

Home >> Digital >> Article

Vodafone commits to invest INR 6,000 crore in Maharashtra

20-February-2016
Font Size   16
Share
Vodafone commits to invest INR 6,000 crore in Maharashtra

Vodafone has committed investments totaling INR 6,000 crore for capacity augmentation and new business initiatives in the state of Maharashtra. This significant investment was committed by Sunil Sood, Managing Director and CEO, Vodafone India to the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, at the recently held Make in India Summit.

Welcoming Vodafone’s commitment to further invest in Maharashtra, Fadnavis said, “Vodafone is India’s largest FDI investor headquartered out of Mumbai. It has played a pivotal role in transforming the telecom landscape of our country. This new commitment is an endorsement of Maharashtra’s stature and potential to fulfil the Make in India and Digital India vision. My government will extend all possible cooperation to Vodafone to ensure that the planned projects and initiatives are executed in time.”

The committed investment of INR 6,000 crore will be used by Vodafone to:

‘Make in India for the World’ – Vodafone’s high end technology centre in Pune is being further upgraded and its capacity increased to develop products in both engineering and IT for Vodafone companies globally, exemplifying the “Make in India” opportunity and highlighting its success to the world.

 •         Expand and modernise network across the state, enhance voice and data capabilities, introduce new technologies

•         State-of-the-art Tier-4 data centre in Airoli, near Mumbai - This is the first of its kind in the Indian telecom sector and is specially designed to service the evolving communications needs of businesses and enterprises

•      Vodafone will invest in setting-up a payment bank that will help accelerate India’s journey into a cashless economy.  This payment bank will be headquartered in Mumbai

 To cater to the above initiatives, Vodafone will increase its staffing levels to around 15,000 employees over the next few years.

Speaking on the occasion, Sood said, “At Vodafone, we are enthused with the Government’s vision of Digital India and Make in India and are keen to be a partner in its delivery. Vodafone India serves over 194 million citizens, of which almost 100 million are from rural areas. We remain deeply invested in and committed to Maharashtra and are pleased to announce our enhanced investments in the state.”

Aparna Bhosle, Business Cluster Head - Premium & FTA GEC channels - ‎ZEEL, on its new property, sponsors, investment on acquisition and response to BBC First

In an interview with exchange4media, Ferzad Palia says that most successful brands are not those who spend the most money

As Milind Pathak takes over as Managing Director - Southeast Asia, Httpool, we chat with him on his new role, aspirations and his plans to aggressively penetrate the operations of the group in the Southeast Asian market

The group released the Little Hearts online-only campaign, #BreakSomeHearts, early this year and is on the path to make many more of its brands available on the digital platform

Though business has picked up, the private FM industry expects festive ad spends to be subdued compared to 2016