In line with government's vision of Digital India and Make in India, VBS aims to adopt a three-pronged approach focusing on coverage, intelligence and automation to double its channel network by FY 2016-17, the company said.

Accordingly, it said in a statement here, it will increase the channel partners to cover the increased SME customer base in this region.

VBS has launched three SME focussed initiatives which include Information and Communications Technology (ICT) cloud-based offerings; six new vertical propositions specific to a industry and Ready Business 2.0, a value proposition empowering SME to overcome their business challenges and take advantage of the future opportunities.

Noting that IT boom has resulted in the development of more than 150,000 small and medium enterprises in Karnataka, the company said that, currently, VBS is working with customers in varied sectors such as IT/ITES, Startups, E-commerce, Automotive, Construction, Manufacturing in the state.

Announcing this initiative, Ajay Sehgal, National Head - Small and Medium Enterprises, Vodafone Business Services, said, "The SME vertical is the fastest growing business segment for Vodafone Business Services.”

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