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Report: New Indian 3G ops prep 2010 deployment

India’s long-awaited auction of 3G licenses – now scheduled to begin 14 January – will result in the launch of services by the country’s biggest operators in the fourth quarter of next year, according to a new Wireless Intelligence report.

Will 3G be the trigger for Indian consolidation?

India has more mobile networks than anywhere else in the world, but 3G rollout should kickstart a wave of consolidation

India publishes official 3G auction schedule

India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has announced that its long-awaited auction of 3G and WiMAX-capable Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum will begin on 14 January next year. The start date is about a month later than anticipated. In a revised memorandum document published late last week, the DoT said the auction will be conducted in four stages.

Twitter launches in Japan and India

The popular microblogging service Twitter yesterday launched a Japan-based mobile version, hoping to penetrate a country where other US social networking sites including Facebook and MySpace have failed to capture much ground, according to an AP report.

MTNL seeks bids for managing tower equipment

The Wall Steet Journal reports that India’s MTNL has sought bids to manage key equipment at its mobile services towers in capital New Delhi and adjoining towns of Noida, Gurgaon and Faridabad.

India to allocate 2G spectrum to 3G operators

India is planning to allocate 2G airwaves to successful bidders in its forthcoming 3G spectrum auctions in a move seemingly designed to encourage bids from foreign operators.

Reports: India’s 3G auction delayed again

India’s 3G auction – scheduled for December 7 – could be delayed yet again, according to reports this week. Such fears have arisen as the government did not release revised information on the terms for the bidding, scheduled for September 29.