MTNL launching Delhi 3G trials; commercial launch expected in December

12 Sep 2008

Indian news source The Economic Times is reporting that state-owned Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) is to conduct 3G trials in Delhi by the end of this month; launch of commercial service is expected to follow in December, expanding to Mumbai in early 2009. The operator’s 3G trials in Delhi will be conducted around the Connaught Place area, according to a statement from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), and the company claims to have obtained the necessary equipment to begin the trials. MTNL plans to install 750,000 3G lines each in Delhi and Mumbai.