Brazilian mobile operator Telemig Celular Participacoes has launched a commercial 3G service in the city of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais state, writes BNamericas citing reports from local news service Agencia Estado. Going forward, the company intends to extend service coverage in the region’s other major cities, it said. Telemig’s 3G service operates in the 850MHz band. At launch it is offering only one 3G handset, supplied by South Korean manufacturer Samsung. Among the services available are videoconferencing and mobile broadband.