www.WirelessFederation.com/news: The mobile phone users of India can finally have an access to advanced data transfer and high-speed internet on their handsets through 3G technology, post-September 2010 as the month has been set as a timeline when successful bidders will be allowed to use the allotted airwaves for commercial operation.
Notice for the inviting bids has been released by the government, allowing three private players each in 17 circles, including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and four in the remaining five circles including Punjab, West Bengal and Bihar. Bids for BWA auction has also been invited which is scheduled to happen two days after the 3G auction closes.
www.WirelessFederation.com/news: PTInternux’s won operated zone, broadband wireless access (BWA), has garnered the interest of Indonesian operator Telkom which has expressed its desire to acquire the service zone. According to Telkom marketing and communication vice president Eddy Kurnia, the zone has prospects but the company must study it first.
Service zone, covering Banten, Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi was won by PT Internux but it failed to make payment for the rights to use of 2.3GHz BWA frequency band. However, the government has extended the deadline for the payment until 20 February 2010.