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We are into 3G stage now :-)

Indians have already joined the elite list of countries to announce a policy for third generation mobile service that will enable customers to enjoy voice, video, data and downloading facilities on their mobile phones. INDIA has 60 Mhz of 3G spectrum available. The auction will take place in the 2.1 Ghz band. The government has set a base price of Rs 2,020 crore (Rs 20.20 billion) for each bid for a pan-India license.
Initially, there will be three to five operators to sell the 3G services, including state-run BSNL and MTNL.
The state-run telecom firms have an edge to start the 3G services earlier than others as they do not have to bid for the spectrum as they only have to match the highest bid in their respective circles.
The plan:There is no firm date set for the auction of 3G spectrum, but it is likely to take place before February 2009 since the government may need the money to keep its deficit within controlcurrent estimates put the initial entry fee bids that the government will ge…