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Reliance launches 3G at 24 locations

Guwahati, April 22: Reliance Communications today announced the launch of its 3G services in 24 locations in the Northeast, making them the first operator to do so.

The company today launched 3G services in Guwahati and Shillong, which will be followed by 15 locations in Assam and nine in the Northeast next month.

The nine places in the Northeast where 3G services will be launched are Agartala, Kohima, Dimapur, Imphal, Aizawl, Itanagar, Naharlagun and Tura.

The regional head of the Reliance Communications, Vivek K. Garg, today said Rs 500 crore was being invested to improve the quality of the network and there will be substantial improvement in the quality of the services.

“A brand new network is being laid to help improve the quality,” Garg said.

Reliance was the first operator to provide mobile services in the region way back in 1995-96 and has invested Rs 2,000 crore till now.

Garg said with this launch, Reliance Communications has made 3G services available across all the 13 telecom service areas where it holds 3G licences.

He said the 3G network had been designed to offer blanket coverage in every town and to provide maximum download speeds.

The network is capable of offering peak speeds upto 28 Mbps.

Reliance 3G services will offer the widest bouquet of cutting edge services including video calling, mobile TV, video streaming and applications accessed at superfast speeds on a variety of mobile and personal computing devices.

The 15 locations in Assam where the services will be provided are Silchar, Digboi, Duliajan, Golaghat, Kokrajhar, Nagaon, Nazira, Numaligarh, Tezpur, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar, Tinsukia and Bongaigaon.

“The launch of the 3G service is an integral part of our vision 2015 of creating a wirefree India built upon the affordable 3G for all platform. Personalisation of services, simplification of tariffs and a content rich portfolio will enable customers to get a superior 3G experience, significantly differentiated from others in the marketplace,” Garg said.

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