Prime Minister Manmohan Singh launched the country’s first 3G network by receiving an inaugural video call and viewing live television on a 3G-enabled mobile handset.
The call was made using the MTNL network at the inauguration of India Telecom 2008, a global telecom conference organized by Ficci.
The third generation mobile regime marks a paradigm shift in the use of mobile phones. With up to 2 Mbps capacity, consumers can make video calls, view live television, get video surveillance of their homes or offices on their handsets and access email speedily on the move.
After the launch of 3G services in Delhi, a number of such enhanced and value added services will be provided across the country before the end of 2009.