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01-04-2010, 04:39 PM #1
BSNL launchs 3G service in Kannur, Kozhikode
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), the public sector company, launched its first 3G service to mobile phone users at Malabar regions, especially in Kannur and Kozhikode districts today.
The Kannur service was launched by A P Abdullakutty, MLA, at a function held at BSNL Bhavan here.
Talking to newspersons here, Mr S S Thampi, GMT, claimed that BSNL was the only company providing this facility in the state, other mobile service providers were providing 2G service only.
He said the 3G service would be provided all over the state by the end of this month.
Initially, this service would only be availbale in Kannur town areas under the 54 base stations and later it would be extended to Kasargod under 13 base stations on January 6 and under 3 base stations at Mahe 3 from January 9, in the Kannur SSA.
This service would also be availabe in the National Highways at Taliparamba, Payyannur, Kanhangad and Thalassery muncipal areas.
Mr Vinod P Abraham, GM mobile services, said this service would be provided to post-paid and pre-paid customers having a 3G enabled handset.
''3G is the next generation of mobile communications systems and it enhances the services of multimedia with high speed mobile broadband and access to internet with the ability to view video footage. It's other facilities are video conferencing with ten persons, music downloads, online gaming and mobile TV,'' he said.
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