3G and 4G Services
The Minister of State for Communications and IT Sh Milind Deora, said in Lok Sabha today that the off take of 3G services in the country has not been considerable as the roll out of 3G networks in India is still in a nascent stage.
The Minister said, 3G spectrum was auctioned in middle of the year 2011 and it takes 1-3 years for the operator to roll-out its network. But rollout of 3Gs services ensures that the high speed data services are made available to towns/pockets, which are out of reach of broad band services. Sh Deora said with, almost 80,000 BTSs of 3G services already installed in 5000 + cities and small towns, the availability of data services to Indian consumers have improved considerably. Presently 3G subscriber data is not available.