Shimoga to be the first Tier-III city to have multinational BPO

Thursday, 29 July 2010, 09:27 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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Bangalore: The UK-based Xchanging plc signed an agreement with the Karnataka government to establish a BPO Centre in Shimoga, which should be seen as a result of British Prime Minister David Cameron's ongoing visit to Bangalore.

This is the first processing centre being set up by Xchanging in a Tier-III town in India, Shimoga, home district of Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa.

Xchanging Chief Executive David Andrew, who signed the agreement with the Karnataka government owned Electronics Development Corporation (KEONICS) Managing Director Harikumar Jha in the presence of Yeddyurappa, said his firm was one of the top 200 companies in the UK.

Construction on the six acre site leased to it in Shimoga SEZ would commence in the next two months and is expected to be completed in 18 months, he said.

The new centre would follow global practice in design and technology to create a low carbon environment and set the agenda for low energy construction in India, Andrews said. The BPO will have an initial capacity of 1,000 people with an option to scale up to a 2,000-seat centre. Karnataka Minister for IT and B T Katta Subramanya Naidu was also present.
Source: PTI
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