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Tata Tele gets off the mark with 3G launch

Tata Teleservices is set to become the first private operator in the country to offer 3G services by launching its services on November 5.

india Updated: Nov 03, 2010 21:16 IST
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Tata Teleservices is set to become the first private operator in the country to offer 3G services by launching its services on November 5.

Currently, the government-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) offer 3G services.

3G services allow high speed data download of up to 2Mbps. This enables features like mobile TV, video on demand, video conferencing besides high-speed Internet access through mobile.

The company launched its services in all the nine circles where it has got licences. The company has not yet announced the prices and the services will be available free to the customers initially.

“We have been able to complete the ramp-up of our network to support 3G services due to the superb 3G-ready network we created at the time of our 2G launch itself, last year. Our 3G roll out across all nine circles will be completed this year itself,” said Tata Teleservices managing director Anil Sardana.

Tata Tele will disclose pricing of its 3G services in a week, Sardana said. They will be available in 25 towns as of Thursday, which will be expanded to cover 125-150 towns by the year-end.