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Decks were cleared today for launching 3G mobile and broadband services in the country, with the government allocating air waves to private operators after making certain amends to the licence terms.
The operators are authorised to use the spectrum for a period of 20 years from today, according to the amended licence conditions that allows companies to offer 3G services till the validity of the spectrum even if their telecom licences expire prior to that.
The government has imposed a roll-out obligation, under which the service providers would have to cover at least 90 per cent of the service areas in the metros within the next five years.
Following the announcement to launch 3G by TATA DoCoMo, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, IDEA Cellular the pan-India mobile service operator, today said that it will launch its 3G Mobile and Data services by end of 2010 and further rolls out will be done during first quarter of year 2011 across all the 11 telecom circles where it has 3G Spectrum.
Mr. Sanjeev Aga, MD, IDEA Cellular today said that “Idea Cellular was awarded 3G spectrum in 11 important service areas, where it is in the process of rolling out extensive 3G networks.