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Idea Cellular Launches 3G Services In Delhi On 900 MHz

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Idea Cellular, India’s third largest telecom operator by subscribers, Tuesday launched 3G services on its own network in the Delhi circle.

The Aditya Birla Group company has nearly six million subscribers in Delhi with around 30% being data users. It will offer the high-speed broadband service on the 900 MHz spectrum band that it won in an auction in February last year. This is Idea’s first 3G service on its own network in a metro circle. So far, it has been offering the services in these metro circles via roaming agreements with bigger rivals Airtel and Vodafone India.

With this, Idea’s 3G network has expanded to 12 major markets in India. In addition, it provides such services in nine circles through intra-circle roaming (ICR) arrangements, enabling its 3G subscribers experience seamless connectivity pan-India, except Orissa. India is divided across 22 service areas, most of them representing a state. Original post ET Telecom

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