The much awaited 3G Mobile would be introduced in Coimbatore and Tirupur telecom circle, before this financial year, at top BSNL official has said. The facility would have a capacity of 90,000 lines, with 250 additional towers, for which orders have already been placed, A Shahjahan, Principal General Manager, BSNL, Coimbatore telecom circle, told reporters here last night. At present 279 cell towers were working in the circle and an additional 24 cell sites would be commissioned within a month's time, with a total capacity of 58,000 lines, he said.
BSNL was also ready to launch its IPTV service (cable tv on Broadband), as field trial was going on at National level. The corporatian would have tie up with major players for getting their channel to be beamed through this service, he said. Stating that broadband would be commissioned in all exchange areas by March 31 next year, with additional capacity of 32,000 lines, Shahjhan said that rural brodband was available in 22 exchanges with enough spare capacity and connections can be provided on demand. Shahjahan also said that Wi.Max was planned in 17 suburban and rural exchanges, likely to be commissioned in the next financial year.