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BSNL partners Nokia for 3G services

BSNL, India's third largest mobile company in terms of subscribers, has tied up with Finnish cellphone major Nokia for bundling 3G handsets along with its services.

india Updated: Apr 26, 2009 12:19 IST

BSNL, India's third largest mobile company in terms of subscribers, has tied up with Finnish cellphone major Nokia for bundling 3G handsets along with its services.

A senior BSNL official told PTI that the PSU has tied up with Nokia to supply handsets for its 3G subscribers.

Nokia India Head, Operator Channels, V Ramnath said "Nokia India has partnered BSNL in bringing to Indian consumers 3G services on a host of Nokia devices."

Nokia 3120Classic, Nokia 5320, Nokia N79, Nokia N81, Nokia E71 and the Nokia 5800Xpress Music will be offering BSNL 3G services. Owners of these devices will be able to avail of talktime as well as data packages across various price plans, he said.

"We are also in discussions with BSNL to offer its subscribers a combination of free as well as paid for applications in order to further enhance consumer experience, Ramnath said.

Chalking out an aggressive strategy to garner more 3G mobile subscribers, BSNL has also tied up with consulting arm of Swedish telecom equipment vendor Ericsson as part of its 'Go To Market´ strategy. It will perform network improvement and optimisation services for the core, radio and transmission networks installed by its parent Ericsson," a senior official of the PSU had told PTI.