BSNL has tied up with cell phone major Nokia for bundling 3G handsets along with its services. Nokia India Head, Operator Channels, V Ramnath said Nokia India has partnered BSNL in bringing to Indian consumers 3G services on a host of Nokia devices such as Nokia 3120Classic, Nokia 5320, Nokia N79, Nokia N81, Nokia E71 and the Nokia 5800Xpress Music will be offering BSNL 3G services.
Owners of these devices will be able to avail talk time as well as data packages across various price plans, he said.
Chalking out an aggressive strategy to garner more 3G mobile subscribers, BSNL has also tied up with consulting arm of Swedish telecom equipment vendor Ericsson as part of its ‘Go to Market strategy’. It will perform network improvement and optimization services for the core, radio and transmission networks installed by its parent Ericsson.
Private players are yet to start the 3G service as they would get the required spectrum through auction, which is yet to take place till they launch the service, BSNL is trying to leverage its first mover advantage.BSNL launched 3G mobile services in February the 3G service enables video streaming applications such as Live TV, movie downloads, and high speed data download on mobile phones. Callers can also see each other on their mobile phone screens