Collaboration critical in India's 3G era

India is poised to get 3G before the close of 2010 but the rollout has to focus on coopeeration among telecom players.

INDIA--Metros and larger cities of India are poised to get 3G before the close of 2010 but with no pan-India operator in place, the country's 3G rollout has to focus on collaborations among telecom players to ensure seamless connectivity for users, say industry analysts.

With April's bidding frenzy behind them, the winners of India's 3G auction currently await the allotment of spectrum by the Indian government scheduled to take place in September this year.

"A lot of work pertaining to 3G has already been done," Nareshchandra Singh, principal research analyst at Gartner, told ZDNet Asia in a phone interview. According to Singh, metros and bigger cities of India should see the launch of 3G by year-end, while most other parts of the country will gain access only in 2011.

For more on this story, read Operator collaboration critical in India's 3G era on ZDNet Asia.

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