Thursday, February 26, 2009

India's BSNL Rolls Out 3G with Ericsson

BSNL, India's second largest telecom operator, has launched 3G services in 11 cities across the northern and eastern parts of the country.

As part of its roll-out strategy, BSNL plans to launch 3G services using WCDMA/HSPA technology across more than 700 cities in the first phase. Ericsson is BSNL's strategic partner for 3G roll-out in over 400 of these cities. This roll-out is part of the contract announced by the companies September 7, 2007.

"The widespread roll-out of 3G network will also help in propelling telecom and broadband growth in India and will help us meet India's target of 20 million broadband subscribers by 2010," stated Kuldeep Goyal, Chairman and Managing Director of BSNL.