BSNL 3G subscribers to touch 3-million mark by year-end

Mumbai, Feb 4 (PTI) State-run telecom entity, BharatSanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) expects its 3G (third generation)mobile services subscriber base to touch 3-million mark byMarch, a senior company official said.

"We will be adding two-million subscribers in the 3Gservices this fiscal," BSNL Principal General Manager(ValueAdded Services) N K Yadav told reporters on the sidelines of9th VAS International Conferences held here today.

"one million customers were using these services lastfiscal," he said.

BSNL was the first telecom firm to roll out 3G mobileservices in the country and currently it covers 650 citiesacross four zones.

�The switch over from 2G to 3G needs to be taken careof. The customer experience cannot be spoilt on any cost. BSNLhas been an early starter and the pick up is just gettingbetter and better," Yadav said.

Data usage has increased six times and the number ofpost-paid customers has gone up since the rolling out of 3Gservices, Yadav said adding now there is a need to focuson the network and handset related issues.

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