Airtel 3G finally launches , in Karnataka
Airtel has finally launched it’s 3G services and decided to launch it in an event in Bangalore as we reported earlier.The main reason Airtel launched 3G first in Karnataka is because this circle is Airtel’s largest circle by revenue market share. The company plans to launch 3G services in all the 13 circles it won a license by March 2011
Sanjay Kapoor, CEO – Bharti airtel said, “It is indeed the start of a new era when 3G services in India roll out on airtel’s network. World over ‘Data traffic’ on the back of high speed internet and use of social networking has already exceeded the ‘Voice traffic’. India is ushering in the domain – though later than most of the world – but no doubt we will catch up at a much faster speed. 3G is much more than a technology migration – it is a transformational shift – and airtel’s focus would be to bring to its customers an enriched user experience on the back of a world class delivery network. I welcome all 745 million mobile customers of the country to be a part of this journey with airtel!”
Airtel has deployed a HSPA network for offering 3G services and one can expect speeds upto 21 Mbps.
Regarding tariffs , there will be both time-based plans which are billed per hour and flexi-shield plans for heavy users.
More on that soon