Idea Cellular Selects Nokia Siemens As 3G Partners

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Back in October, we posted that, Vodafone has selected Nokia Siemens as their 3G partner. And now, Idea cellular commissioned Nokia Siemens Networks to supply equipment, build and manage its 3G networks in four circles Uttar Pradesh (East), Uttar Pradesh (West), Kerala and Haryana. Nokia Siemens Networks will allow Idea users to enjoy high-speed data and improved voice services in these telecom circles.

We believe that 3G has the potential to transform the way people communicate and the way businesses run. Our goal is to empower our subscribers by offering a reliable 3G mobile network that provides high-quality experience of voice and data services. Nokia Siemens Networks, as a world leader in 3G and as a long-standing partner for our GSM services, is well positioned to build our 3G network. It will allow us to reach our customers with new and innovative services in the shortest time possible and in a cost-efficient manner,said Anil Tandan, Chief Technology Officer, Idea Cellular.

Idea Cellular had grabbed 3G license for 11 circles Maharashtra & Goa, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh (E), Uttar Pradesh (W), Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir.

Last month, Tata Docomo launched its 3G services in 9 circles and this month Reliance Communications unveiled their 3G services in 4 important circles. Airtel is expected to launch 3G before the year end. On the other hand, Idea, Aircel and Vodafone will launch their 3G services in India by Q1 of 2011.

Reliance Launches 3G Services In India

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Last month we posted that Reliance Communications was expected launch its 3G services in India before the end of 2010 and now the company has finally launched its 3G services in 4 circles. Reliance has grabbed 3G license for 13 telecom circles in India Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Punjab, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, North East, Jammu & Kashmir, Orissa and Assam, out of which they have started 3G services only in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chandigarh (Punjab) circle.

“The launch of Reliance 3G is an integral part of our Vision 2015 of creating a “Wirefree India” built upon the ‘affordable 3G for All’platform. Personalization of Services, Simplification of Tariffs and a Content Rich Portfolio on the ‘Best in Class’ 3G Wireless Network will enable Reliance customers to get a much superior 3G service experience, significantly differentiated from others in the marketplace. Reliance 3G places us in a unique position with our suite of offerings covering 3G, CDMA, GSM and Mobile Broadband Data Services on the wireless platform”, said Syed Safawi, CEO – Wireless Business, Reliance Communications.

Reliance is the first private operator to launch 3G services in top 3 metros of India. The company has rolled out 3G services in a record time of around 100 days of receiving the 3G Spectrum. Tata Docomo offers highest speed of 21 Mbps, but you will be surprised to know that Reliance 3G network is capable of offering peak speeds upto 28 Mbps.

Reliance 3G offers cutting edge services like video calling, Mobile TV, video streaming and mobile applications. Reliance Communications will be launching 3G services across all 13 telecom circles, by the end of Q1 2011. Stay tuned for the Reliance 3G tariff and plans.

Tata Docomo Offers Live Cricket On Mobile TV

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Last month, Tata Docomo launched its 3G services in India and offered 250 MB worth of 3G services at 3G speeds for free. And now, the company announced an exciting offer that brings together all 3G Lovers and die hard Team India supporters. Tata Docomo offers 10 hours of Live Cricket during the India – New Zealand one-day series for free.

Tata Docomo 3G services are currently available only in nine circles Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, UP (West), Punjab, Haryana and Maharashtra. Tata Docomo subscribers from these nine circles can enjoy free Live TV on their 3G devices till December 10.

To avail the free Live Cricket on your phone, Tata Docomo subscribers will have to subscribe to the Rs 30 weekly pack which is on an auto-renewable mode. Users will be moved to the Rs 30 Weekly plan only after the completion of Free 10 Hours or on 11th Dec. This offer can be availed on any or all one-days on 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th Dec. The start date of the offer is 1st December 2010 and the end date is 10th December 2010.

To download the Mobile TV app and avail the offer, users have send TV to 53333 (Toll Free).

Aircel To Launch 3G Services In Early 2011

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Earlier this month, Tata Docomo started their 3G services in India. Few days ago, Airtel and Reliance also announced their 3G services in India. Both Airtel and Reliance will start their 3G services before the year end. And now Aircel has joined the bandwagon of the announcement of 3G services.

Aircel recently announced that, it will start its 3G services in 140 cities across 13 circles in January-February 2011, with an investment of $500 million and would invest another $500 million to expand its 2G network across the country. Aircel has won 3G license for 13 telecom circles in India Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kolkata, Kerala, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh (East), West Bengal, Jammu & Kashmir, Bihar, Orissa, Assam and North East.

If you are an Aircel customer, then you may have to wait for a couple of months to enjoy 3G services in your 3G enabled smartphones. Tata Docomo already launched their 3G services in India. On the other hand Reliance, S-Tel, Idea and Airtel will launch their 3G services before the year end. Vodafone and Aircel are the only operators, to launch their 3G services early next year.

Reliance Comm To Launch 3G Services By Year-End

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Tata Docomo became the first private operator to launch its 3G services in India. Last month Airtel announced that it will launch its 3G services from December end. And now, Reliance Communication became the third private operator to announce its 3G services in India.

Syed Safawi, the company’s head of wireless business, said at an investors conference that Reliance will launch its 3G services in India by the year-end. Reliance Communications has grabbed 3G license for 13 telecom circles in India Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Punjab, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, North East, Jammu & Kashmir, Orissa and Assam.

Tata Docomo already launched its 3G services in India. On the other hand Airtel, Reliance, Aircel, S-Tel and Idea will launch their 3G services by December end. Vodafone is the only operator that will launch its 3G services from next year. Reliance 3G signals are already live in some parts of Mumbai and the company will offer speed upto 21mbps. Are you excited for the launch of Reliance 3G services? Or you are planning to go for Vodafone, Airtel or other private operator?

Tata Docomo Offers Free 3G Services For 7 Days

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We recently posted that Tata Docomo’s 3G services will go live from tomorrow midnight and now we have another breaking news. Tata Docomo recently posted in their Facebook page that  their  3G services will start from November 5th and they will offer free 3G  services  for the first 7 days. Tata Docomo users can enjoy free 3G services on their mobile phones and USB modem from November 5th to November 11th midnight.

Tata Docomo has won 3G license in nine circles Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, UP (West), Punjab, Haryana and Maharashtra. Tata Docomo subscribers from these nine circles can enjoy free 3G services for the 7 days on their 3G devices.

Tata Docomo’s 3G Network supports high-speed Internet access with speeds of up to 21.1 Mbps. The network also supports HD Voice for a superior voice experience on calls. Tata Docomo will offers 3G services like Mobile TV,Video-SMS, Video-Streaming, Route-Finder, Live Aarti and much more.

This is definitely a good news for all the Tata Docomo subscribers in these nine circles. Are you excited for the launch of Tata Docomo’s 3G services in India? Lets us know your views in the comments below.

Tata Docomo 3G To Go Live From November 5

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Tata DOCOMO has become the first private operator to launch its 3G services in India. Tata Teleservices Limited will simultaneously launch its 3G services this Diwali in all the nine Circles where it has the 3G license – Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, UP (West), Punjab, Haryana and Maharashtra.

Tata DOCOMO’s 3G services will provide customers a dual advantage—trusted service from the House of Tata, riding on the technological excellence of NTT DOCOMO. 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 rollout across all nine Circles will be completed this year itself,said, Mr Anil Sardana, Managing Director, Tata Teleservices Limited.

NTT DOCOMO warmly congratulates Tata Teleservices Limited on its rollout of 3G services. After nearly a decade of success in providing 3G service in Japan, we are delighted to have lent our technical and business knowhow to TTSL, our strategic global partner. Going forward, NTT DOCOMO will continue to leverage its mobile expertise and value-added services in markets worldwide through collaboration with partners such as Tata Teleservices Limited,said, Mr Ryuji Yamada, President and CEO of NTT DOCOMO, INC.

Tata DOCOMO’s HSPA+ 3G Network, supports high-speed Internet access with speeds of up to 21.1 Mbps. This is often referred as 3.5 G+’. The network also supports high-definition voice (HD Voice) for a superior voice experience on calls. 3G Life enables richer communication with friends and family.

Tata DOCOMO’s 3G offering starts off on a rich and heady note, with the introductory service portfolio itself including applications like Video-SMS, Video-Streaming, Mobile Television, Ultra-High-Speed Data Transfers, Route-Finder, Live Aarti and so on. NTT DOCOMO is closely working with TTL on future technologies like Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and much more.

Aircel 3G Experience Zone Launched In Chennai

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Tata Docomo will launch its 3G services in few days, but Aircel went a step further and became the first telecom operator to launch 3G experience zone in Chennai. The Aircel 3G experience zone allows consumers to get a first hand feel of third generation mobile telephony service and its wonders. Aircel has won 3G spectrum in 13 circles.

“At Aircel we have always had a clear focus on the future and have diligently been the first to introduce, products and services that address relevant needs of the consumers be it the Aircel Pocket Internet, Aircel Pocket Apps store and the Aircel Apollo Mobile Health Care. It has been our constant and consistent endeavor to offer our consumers best in class on the Mobile anytime anywhere. The launch of 3G experience zones in Chennai is a step towards the same as it would equip our consumers and provide them first hands on experience on 3G services and open to them a world of possibilities,” said, Gurdeep Singh, Chief Operating Officer, Aircel.

There are four Aircel 3G experience zones spread across Chennai at Atrium2, Spencers Plaza; Fun City, Express Avenue; Atrium Citi Centre and Aircel Store PH road. Consumers can enjoy the 3G services at these 3G Experience Zone even before the official launch. With a 3G phone and access to the 3G network at the Aircel experience zone you can make peer to peer video calls, browse your favorite websites, get access to news and sports update etc.

Lemon Mobiles Brings Affordable 3G Handsets For Indian Masses

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Tata Docomo will launch its 3G services during Diwali, followed by Airtel, Idea and Aircel at the end of this year. To enjoy 3G services, your handset must have 3G capabilities, but most of the Indians can’t afford 3G smartphones. To solve this problem, Lemon Mobiles, the value for money mobile brand promoted by Fastrack Communications Pvt. Ltd. has announced to bring in affordable 3G enabled handsets for the Indian masses.

Gopal Kalra, Director, Fastrack Communications said, Our aim has always been to provide feature rich offerings to our customers. 3G launch is expected to create a new market segment. By bringing in 3G handsets we would provide our customers with a ubiquitous access to a host of entertainment and enterprise applications.

Sandeep Mushran, Director, Fastrack Communications further added, Though the 3G handset is attractively priced the acceptance amongst our customers would also highly depend on the tariffs and pricing of 3G services. Currently, we have a wide range of products which are suitable for the Indian market and with the 3G handset we want to offer robust quality without being too expensive.

The affordable 3G phone from Lemon Mobiles will be named as the W100 and it will be available for just Rs.3500. Lemon Mobiles 3G handsets will have some amazing features such as live TV, video calling on 3G network, browser, multimedia and dual camera. This handset will be available in India from November. Lemon Mobile also have plans to launch Android smartphones in the coming months.

Airtel To Launch 3G Services By December End

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Bharti Airtel, which has been at the forefront of the mobile revolution in India, recently announced that it will launch its 3G services before the end of 2010. Tata Docomo and Vodafone have already announced their 3G services services in India. Tata Docomo will launch their 3G services within two weeks, in Diwali, while Vodafone will launch their 3G services in Q1 of 2011.

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 grabbed 3G license for 13 telecom circles in India Mumbai, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh (West), Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, North East, Jammu & Kashmir. These 13 telecom circles also constitute 68% of Airtel’s revenue market share. This includes key metros such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad,which account for 21% of all data traffic in the country and are expected to have the strongest uptake of 3G services.