Maharashtra Telephone Nigam (MTNL) will launch its 3G services in Mumbai by early April, overshooting its earlier intentions of launching services by February-end. MTNL had launched 3G services in the capital in December 2008.
The company has completed its beta testing (trial runs) successfully and is ready for the commercial rollout of the services. MTNL is looking at an early April date for the launch.
MTNL has already set up 720 base transceiver stations (BTS) for its 3G rollout in Mumbai circle, and increase of 120 BTSes from the earlier planned 600 towers. The company’s 3G equipment and infrastructure is capable of supporting 7.5 million connections
The company will provide video telephony, high-speed Internet of 256 KBPS to 2 MBPS on smart-phones and laptops, a range of Value-Added Services like Mobile TV, streaming video-on-demand, gaming and location surveillance among others.
Source : business-standard