Its a major telecom milestone, and 3G mobile services have finally launched by MTNL in New Delhi, which ushers in a new era for telecom in India and iPhone 3G customers must finally be smiling.
However, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) has launched 3G enabled Mobile services for its Delhi Network only and will cover only selected Delhi areas like Connaught Place, Sanchar Bhawan, Rajaji Marg, India Gate, Pragati Maidan, Delhi Gate and Minto Road. MTNL is the first Mobile operator in India to launch 3G services and calls it MTNL 3G Jadoo. The commercial tariff would be announced and registration shall start after the commercial launch a couple of months later.
3G Mobile services would enable MTNL Dolphin and Trump subscribers to enjoy Video Telephony. Customers can watch and talk simultaneously through Video Call; High speed internet for smart-phones and Laptop from 256 Kbps to 2 Mbps and lots of data related VAS services like Mobile TV, Location surveillance, Streaming Video on Demand, Gaming etc.
It would particularly benefit iphone 3G users who long awaited the release of 3G mobile spectrum in India, though the iPhone is still an expensive gadget to own in India. But iPhone users are subscribed to Airtel and Vodafone, while the 3G services have started on MTNL. Lets hope more telecom operators get 3G enabled to benefit more mobile subscribers.