Bharti Airtel has announced that they will be launching 3G services in the country before the end of 2010. Airtel has the spectrum for 13 telecom circles.
Mr. Sanjay Kapoor, CEO India and South Asia, Bharti Airtel said, 3G services will mark the beginning of the next phase of India s telecom growth story and elevate India s telecom sector at par with most advanced telecom markets in the world. 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. In addition, 3G services will have a strong multiplier effect on economic growth and bring in enhanced efficiencies. It will be Airtel s endeavor to lead India s journey on the information superhighway with world-class 3G services.
Airtel is also in talks with other operators who have the 3G spectrum for 3G roaming agreements, which will allow users an almost pan-India 3G coverage benefit.
Recently, Tata DoCoMo had announced they will launch 3G around Diwali and Vodafone will be launching the service in the first quarter of 2011.
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