Bharat Sanchar Nigam's 3G Services in Orissa by Year-end

State-run telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) will expand its third-generation (3G) network across Orissa by the year-end, a senior company official said Sunday.


State-run telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) will expand its third-generation (3G) network across Orissa by the year-end, a senior company official said Sunday.

BSNL launched 3G services, a mobile communications system that enhances performance of multimedia applications, high speed mobile broadband and Internet access, in the state March 25.

Currently, the service is available in 33 urban centres in the state, said BSNL chief general manager for Orissa A.N. Ray.

According to him, the service will be launched in other centres by the year-end, which includes Paradip port town and district headquarters of Keonjhar, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Rayagada, Boudh and Phulbani.

The service will be launched in these towns in phases during the current year, he said.

"Over a period of time, other features like mobile banking and mobile commerce will be added," Ray said, adding that all services will be available in both prepaid and postpaid platforms.


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