Competition for providing 3G services is hotting up. Bharti Airtel, on Monday said that it will launch its 3G services by December. This comes within a week after Vodafone announced that it will launch its services next year.
Through its 3G network, Airtel will offer services such as mobile health, mobile commerce, high speed surfing, and wireless entertainment. Airtel has already started projecting itself as a lifestyle enabling company instead of pure telecom company.
“3G services have the potential to transform the lives of millions of Indians by taking a variety of life enhancing services on high speed broadband to the remotest corners and bridge the digital divide,” said Sanjay Kapoor, CEO and chairman, Bharti Airtel.
“In addition, 3G services will have a strong multiplier effect on economic growth and bring in enhanced efficiencies,” he said.
Though, Airtel has 3G spectrum only in 13 circles, it is discussing roaming agreements with other operators for seamless services.
The 13 telecom circles where Airtel has 3G spectrum constitute 68 per cent of Airtel's revenue market share.