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Updated: June 19, 2010 19:05 IST

4G process has already begun: Raja

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A. Raja, Union Minister for Communications and IT. File Photo: M. Perisamy
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A. Raja, Union Minister for Communications and IT. File Photo: M. Perisamy

The government has initiated the process to bring in next generation 4G telephony, says Telecom Minister A. Raja.

After conducting auctions for the 3G and BWA spectrums successfully that generated revenues of over Rs. 1.06 lakh crore, the government has initiated the process to bring in next generation 4G telephony, says Telecom Minister A. Raja.

Telecom regulator TRAI had released consultant papers a few weeks ago seeking views from the industry and stakeholders, he told reporters during a visit to his Lok Sabha constituency in the Nilgiris.

The 4G process would be expedited after the receipt of the required feedback and TRAI’s recommendations, Raja added.

Fourth-generation telecom technology (4G), also known as ultra-broadband, offers faster download speed and on-demand high definition video, among other services.

Raja said BSNL has erected 130 BTS towers and 20 mobile vans at the venue of the World Classical Tamil Conference, which would begin on June 23 in Coimbatore, to provide uninterrupted communication facilities.

Private players such as Airtel and Aircel have also erected their towers, he added.

Keywords: 4G3GBWA spectrumA. Raja

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