3G In India By March 2006: Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran

The Financial Express: IT and communications minister Dayanidhi Maran said third generation (3G) telephony in India will be opened up by March 2006. 3G allows high speed data transfer of up to 2 mega bytes per second against 10 kilo bytes per second in 2G and up to 144 kbps in 2.5G. Maran said 3G pricing by operators should be competitive.