5 mn BSNL lines to Ericsson for 3G service

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New Delhi, Aug 12: State-run telecom major Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) on Tuesday, Aug 12 said it has placed an order of five million lines for its third generation (3G) mobile services to the Sweden's Ericsson, which is expected to be rolled out within six months.

''We have already placed orders for five million lines to Ericsson for the 3G service,'' BSNL Chairman-cum-Managing Director Kuldeep Goyal told reporters here. He said at least six months will be required for BSNL to start the 3G service. The 3G service not only allows much faster communications but also a wide range of applications such as high-speed net access, video calls, fast music and video downloads, interactive gaming and global positioning over internet.


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