India’s National Telecom Backbone and leading GSM Mobile service operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) got great response on its 3G mobile and Data service in Punjab telecom circle. It has announced that Punjab circle, BSNL enrolled 1,90,000 3G mobile service subscriber (up to 31st March 2010).
In Punjab, BSNL 3G GSM services are available in all 23 designated cities/towns including Mohali, Panchkula, Chandigarh, Amritasar, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Bhatinda, Mansa, Nawansahir, Pathankot, Hoshiarpur, Gurdaspur, Ropar, Ludhiana, Faridkot and Muktsar.
BSNL bearing fruit as the scheme is drawing a good response and more than 190,000 Subscriber have gone in for the 3G Service subscription in last couple of months since the launching of the service in various area of Punjab.
BSNL provide high-speed access to data and voice and video services over its 3G UMTS network. The subscriber of 3G service will get Live Mobile TV and High-speed Wireless broadband network, offering data speed of 3.6 Mbps. The normal GPRS/EDGE mobile offers speeds of about 56 kbps. In 3G services, it would take four seconds for transmission of a normal file while in 2G and 2.5G, a normal file takes five and one minutes respectively. It is thus 20 times faster than other mobile Internet services.