The company has planned to increase the number of channel partners. In Tamil Nadu, TCL, which has been providing its services in Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchi and Tirupur, is expanding to Salem, Erode and Vellore in the next phase. In Coimbatore and Tirupur, the company foresaw huge opportunities for its basket of services. He said Coimbatore and Tirupur were very critical markets for TCL.
Aug 9, 2009
Tata Communications Ltd (TCL) sees huge potential in tier-II and tier-III cities in the country largely with Small and Medium Enterprises. Mr. Cherian Thomas, General Manager and National Head-Channel, TCL, told reporters in Coimbatore that the economic slow down had not affected the company. TCL was present in all regions of the country and the growth pattern was quite uniform. The company has now shifted focus to tier-II and tier-III cities, he said. The company was now focussing on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and the buying capacity was expected to go up from 35 per cent to 55 per cent of the total market in next five years. The IT and ITES segments have been major buyers of the network services but the growth had not been on the rise.