Public sector telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) yesterday said it had launched its 3G-service in Tamil Nadu Circle on Saturday, 23 January 2010.
The telco said in a statement that its services are being launched in Coimbatore, Coonoor and Ooty town in the first phase and would gradually be extended to 38 cities across the state in the next three months.
BSNL is planning a capex of approximately Rs1,000 crore including Rs130 crore for 3G to add new capacity.
Capacity addition under Phase V.1 will be 23 lakh lines of which 19 lakh would be for 2G services and the remaining four lakh for 3G.
Currently, BSNL operates 3,124 sites in Tamil Nadu for mobile services and is planning another 3262 new sites, of which 1,119 would be for 3G services and remaining 2,143 for 2G.
On completion BSNL will operate 6,386 sites for mobile services through out the state.