Vodafone Idea to reduce distributors, retail stores, call centres
Vodafone Idea to reduce distributors, India’s largest telecom operator Vodafone Idea has said it will reduce the number of distributors by 16,000 by December and branded retail stores by 2,000 by March 2019. The company presently has 43,000 distributors and around 6,000 retail stores. As part of its integration plan, the company will also reduce the number of call centres to 38 from 82.
Vodafone Idea is in the process to reduce the number of its distributors by 16,000, and branded stores by 2,000, by the end of this financial year, a company document said. The company plans to reduce the number of its distributors from around 43,000 to 27,000 by December.
It has around 6,000 branded retail stores, which it plans to cut to 4,000 by March 2019, it said. The company also plans to reduce the number of its call centres to 38 from 82 by March 2019 as part of its integration plan. Vodafone Idea expects to achieve business integration by March 2021.