Tata Docomo 3G Set To Go Live From November 5th

By November 3rd, 2010 AT 1:27 PM

Tata DOCOMO, the GSM arm of Tata Teleservices Limited today announced that it is ready to rolls out the next generation 3G Mobile and Data services on 5th November the Diwali Day in India. Powered with cutting-edge technology support from its partner NTT DOCOMO, INC. of Japan, the undisputed global leader in 3G services.

Tata Teleservices Limited shall simultaneously launch its 3G services this Diwali in all the nine Circles where it has the 3G license—Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, UP (West), Punjab, Haryana and Maharashtra. The commercial 3G services would be available from the mid-night tomorrow, that is November 5 morning on the day of Diwali.

The operator claims that Tata Docomo’s HSPA+ 3G Network, set up with the assistance of NTT Docomo, supports high-speed Internet access with speeds of up to 21.1 Mbps. Technical literature often refers to this as ‘3.5 G+’. The network also supports high-definition voice (HD Voice) for a superior voice experience on calls.

“Tata DOCOMO’s 3G services will provide customers a dual advantage—trusted service from the House of Tata, riding on the technological excellence of NTT DOCOMO,” Mr Anil Sardana, Managing Director, Tata Teleservices Limited, said. “We have been able to complete the ramp-up of our network to support 3G services due to the superb 3G-ready network we created at the time of our 2G launch itself, last year. Our 3G rollout across all nine Circles will be completed this year itself,” he added.

“We have cherry-picked the best telecom Circles in the country from the perspective of cumulative market potential for our 3G services. We will cover 51% of Indian towns with a population of over a million and 60% of towns that have over half-a-million people. Additionally, our footprint covers 55% of households with an annual income of over Rs 3 lacs, and 49% households in the SEC A+B category. All these parameters provide us with fantastic market reach and potential,” Mr Sardana added.

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