Bharti Airtel hits 2m 3G subscribers

Melissa Chua
06 Apr 2011
Daily News

Bharti Airtel revealed its 3G subscribers now number 2 million as the carrier expanded its network and launched 3G services in another major Indian city.

Airtel has now gone live with 3G in the city of Hyderabad in Andhra Prakesh, after its launches in Begalura, Chennai, Coimbatore, Mysore, Manipal, Udupi and Jaipur.

Bharti also announced the launch of high-definition mobile gaming for its 3G customers, as well as a range of services catered toward the enterprise segment.

Bharti’s president of mobile service said the carrier’s 3G network would be extended to other locations such as Vizag and Vijawada over the next few weeks.

Bharti holds 3G licenses in 13 circles in India. The carrier is also in talks with Idea Cellular and Vodafone Essar about a potential 3G sharing deal for the circles where it does not have spectrum.

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