Mumbai: State-run Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) has invited expression of interest from global and domestic firms to become its franchisee to provide 3G services in India on a revenue-sharing basis.
The franchisee would be mandated to acquire, serve and retain MTNL’s 3G customers, set up payment collection system, sales and distribution network, and provide value added services and content for 3G access network, MTNL said in a document on its website.
To be eligible to participate in the bid process, a company must have prior experience in providing end-to-end 3G services to at least 1 million customers in at least two countries.
However, licensed telecom service providers in Delhi or Mumbai will not be allowed to bid. Also, the franchisee should undertake not to acquire these licences during the period of contract with MTNL, the state-owned telecom firm stipulated.