Tikona Digital Networks

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Tikona Digital Networks
Type Broadband service provider
Industry Internet service provider
Founded 2007
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Key people Prakash Bajpai (Founder, MD & CEO)[1][2]
Products Wireless broadband
Services 4G Internet Services, Wireless Internet Broadband Services, Broadband Services
Website www.tikona.in

Tikona Digital Networks (TDN), referred to simply as Tikona, is an Indian Internet service provider based in Mumbai. TDN has an all-India Class-A ISP license granted by the Ministry of Communications, government of India.[2] In 2008, it was founded in Mumbai.[3] It is India’s foremost[clarification needed] wireless broadband service provider.[4] By mid-2010, Tikona has a base of 2,75,000 customers, including 6000 small and medium business customers.[5]

Tikona offers wireless broadband services to home consumers, small businesses and enterprises across the country.

About[edit]

TDN was founded in 2008. TDN isone of India's top 3 Broadband Service Provider with a 2.75 lakh subscribers in25 cities. TDN has 40,000 outdoor wireless access points across the countrymaking it world's largest outdoor Wi-Fi network provider. The company hasrecently launched Tikona Infinite (formerly known as HCL Infinite) to providedata services to Enterprises. [6]

Acquisitions[edit]

Tikona Digital Networks Pvt. Ltd. bought HCL infinite from HCL Infosystems in 2011 for an undisclosed amount. [7]

4G Services[edit]

Tikona bought TD-LTE-based 4G licenses for Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh (East) and Uttar Pradesh (West) telecom circle at ₨ 1,058 Crores or ₨ 10.5 Billion. It plans to launch fourth generation or 4G services in the second half of 2013 at 2 paise to 5 paise per MB in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh (east and west) and Himachal Pradesh [8]

News[edit]

The Maharana Pratap Inter-State bus terminus (ISBT),one of the biggest terminuses of India, which operates bus services from Delhi and seven states will now be enabled with Tikona Digital Networks (TDN) secured wireless broadband Wi-Fi connectivity. Commuters can browse at the terminus with high speed Wi-Fi free of charge for the first 30 minutes. [9] [10]

Awards[edit]

1. Red Herring Top 100 Asia Awards 2013[11]


Investors and Stakeholders[edit]

Private equity companies Goldman Sachs holds 40% stake, Oak Investment Partners holds 20% stake, Everstone holds 10% stake, 4% by L&T Infrastructure Finance Company Limited and rest 26% is held by Tikona Trust which is spearheaded by Prakash Bajpai. Since Tikona doesn't have controlling stake therefore it may become an easy acquisition target. It is believed that Malaysia's mobile operator Axiata has been holding discussions with Tikona and may pick up a stake in the company.[12]

Current Reach[edit]

Currently postpaid service available in following cities:

Tikona service available in Top 25 cities

[13]

Ahmedabad Agra Allahabad Bengaluru Bhopal
Chennai Coimbatore Delhi Hyderabad Indore
Jabalpur Jaipur Kolkata Kanpur Lucknow
Mumbai Meerut Nagpur Pune Raipur
Rajkot Surat Vadodara Varanasi Vizag

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