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3G spectrum to be introduced in 29 cities of AP: BSNL

3G spectrum to be introduced in 29 cities of AP: BSNL
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First Published: Mon, Dec 15 2008. 05 42 PM IST
Hyderabad: 3G Spectrum mobile services, likely to be launched by March in 29 cities of Andhra Pradesh, will pave way for several value added services mostly in entertainment and video conferencing, BSNL Chief General Manager (AP telecom circle) T.N. Sudhindra Kumar said.
He said that it will be a value added service and both BSNL and MTNL are likely to capture the market in the segment.
The 3G spectrum will increase bandwidth and help in video screening in mobile in a better manner than televisions with a faster pace and better quality.
He said that presently AP telecom has 27.4 lakh mobile customers with a market share of 18.9%.
“At present, the equipped capacity is 19.6 lakh connections. Additionally, 15 lakh new connections are planned for the financial year,” he added.
About their increased market share, he said that the BSNL is doing its best to increase the market share.
“Presently we have some excellent plans including power pack plan and were able to sell 1.5 lakh connections last month itself in the prepaid segments,” said Kumar.
About the proposal to have a portable migration facility in mobile as earlier recommended by TRAI, which facilitates a user to switch to any service provider of his choice with the same number, Kumar said that providing such facility is still under consideration and yet to be introduced.
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First Published: Mon, Dec 15 2008. 05 42 PM IST