India expects to launch 3G mobile telephone services in the second half of 2007, telecoms minister Dayanidhi Maran said. “The process for introducing 3G service has already been initiated in India, and it is expected that we should be able to launch 3G services by the latter half of 2007,” Maran told an industry conference. India recently allowed four major carriers, including Bharti Airtel Ltd., to conduct indoor trials of mobile services based on the 3G spectrum so they could test equipment. Maran is expected to announce more details of India’s third-generation (3G) spectrum policy on Wednesday afternoon.
3G in India by late 2007 – Maran