Betting on 3G Service in Foreign Markets

Foreign markets see a huge potential for growth in wireless infrastructure with the expansion of GSM and the advent of 3G-over the next two years. As noted in this Voice&Data article, 3G service will attract huge investments in wireless product, infrastructure, IP backhaul, terminal, and VAS.

“All big private operators are already undertaking 3G trials (WCDMA/HSPA and CDMA EVDO). A few of the big integrated operators are also planning to deploy WiMax networks as part of their strategy to provide connectivity to enterprises. However, with no clarity on BWA spectrum auction, some service providers have started evaluating the option of leapfrogging to 4G or LTE. Trai is considering to float a consultation paper on LTE. The industry was expecting Indian operators to start moving towards this technology by 2011, but the stalemate over 3G hints that it is quite unlikely.”

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