Technology.am (July 6, 2009) — Indian MTNL, the state-owned telecom service provider would kick-start its 3G services via its HSDPA (high speed downlink packet access) data services alone. HSDPA allows users to surf the internet at high speeds.
MTNL’s HSDPA data card service is now available in Mumbai. At present, 3G/HSDPA network is available in Cuffe Parade, Fountain, Cooperage, City, Mazagaon, Mandvi, Worli and Dadar areas. Network is also available from Prabhadevi to Mulund on Eastern Express Highway and Prabhadevi to Airport on Western Express Highway.
The HSDPA card on offer will support data download speeds up to 3.6 Mbps, data upload speeds up to 384 Kbps and SMS services. It will support 2.75 & 2.5G data services.
Users will be able to access the mentioned speeds to access the internet on their laptops by installing the HSDPA SIM in the data card.
MTNL plans to launch its 3G voice services after some time, which means that video-calls and other bandwidth-hungry applications on your phone will just have to wait a little bit longer.
The network is being upgraded every day by addition of new towers and will cover entire Mumbai in a phased manner.