India’s MTNL expects up to 300,000 3G subscribers by year-end

India’s Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL) has set a fairly wide target of between 200,000-300,000 3G subscribers by the end of the year, the company’s chairman and managing director said at a press conference to launch a new PrePay tariff. So far though, the company has signed up just 400 subscribers to its 3G network.

The network operator was granted a 3G license in advance of the commercial auction and launched its first network in the Delhi metro area last December, with a second commercial launch in Mumbai yesterday. The network capacity will initially support 750,000 subscribers, but radio spectrum limits could limit that to 400,000 subscribers.

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