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BT to run fixed-line services in India

BT announced Wednesday that its Telecom India arm has been granted International Long Distance and National Distance licences, allowing the British incumbent to run fixed telephone lines in India.

The company plans to roll-out services in the coming six weeks with a focus on foreign multinationals “software and BPO houses, banks and financial services sector, who have multi-sites geographically and those Indian companies who have global operations”, the company’s India MD, C S Rao said.

In a statement BT said: “These licences enable BT’s newly-formed joint venture company, BT Telecom India Pvt, to offer services for the first time directly to multisite corporate customers in the Indian market.”

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