Reliance Communications Ltd launches 3G Services

Reliance Communications Limited, a Reliance-Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group company & India's second-largest mobile phone operator by subscribers, Today launched 3G or third-generation mobile phone operations in four major cities – Delhi, Chandigarh, Mumbai and Kolkata-- becoming the second private company after Tata Teleservices Ltd. to offer the services in India, the world's fastest growing telecommunications market.

Reliance Communications had bandwidth to offer 3G services in 13 of India's 22 telecom service areas. The company will launch the service in all the 13 areas by the end of the current financial year i.e. March 2011, the company said in a statement. To cover up the areas where it doesn't have license to operate; the company planes to go the tie-ups route with other 3G licensees during 2011, the statement added.

Market leader Bharti Airtel Ltd. plans to offer 3G by the end of this month and the local unit of Vodafone Group PLC during the January-March quarter. --------

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