The service will be available at its nine circles

Tata DOCOMO, the GSM arm of Tata Teleservices, will become the first private operator to launch its 3G services in the country by simultaneously rolling out the service across nine circles this Diwali.

Tata Teleservices Managing Director Anil Sardana told reporters here on Wednesday that the 3G services would be launched in Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh-Chattisgargh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh (West), Punjab, Haryana and Maharashtra. “Tata Teleservices will launch 3G services in all the nine circles, where it has 3G licence,'' he said.

“Powered with cutting-edge technology support from its partner NTT DOCOMO of Japan, Tata DOCOMO's 3G services will change the way consumers use their mobile phones, riding on the back of game-changing products, applications and services,'' a statement said.

“We have been able to complete the ramp-up of our network to support 3G services due to the superb 3G-ready network we created at the timse of our 2G launch itself, last year”, he said.

Tata DOCOMO's 3G network supported high-speed Internet access with speeds of up to 21.1 Mbps, Mr. Sardana said.