Indian telecom giant Airtel revealed the resumption of its 3G services in the country’s eight circles. The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) recently over-ruled the Department of Telecommunications’ stay when it comes to 3G intra-circle roaming services.
The telecom giant released a press statement and said that it will now offer its 3G services in Haryana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh, Kerala, Goa, Kolkata and Uttar Pradesh as of May 5, 2014. The statement said, “Customers in these circles will join the 10-million plus Airtel 3G customers across the country to enjoy exhilarating capabilities of high speed internet on the move”. The comoany has also announced the tariffs for pre-paid and postpaid users.
It has also been announced that for pre-paid connections, the rates range between Rs. 25 to Rs. 350, while for post-paid they will range between Rs. 50 and Rs. 500. Even Vodafone is all set to announce its plan, but the company’s tariffs have not been announced so far. Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone are the three companies which have reached out to the telecom tribunal against the Department of Telecommunications’ order to halt 3G intra-circle agreement under which they were supposed to attract customers in circles where the telecom giants did not win spectrum.
Reports say that the telecom giants might get into business soon, before the matter goes to the Supreme Court, as the country’s new government will want to hasten the pace of growth.
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