3G circles in INDIA

As the festival season is coming , one of the major celebrations happening around is the launch of  3G service by all the telecoms operators. All the major telecoms operators in India are launching there 3G service to the public this Diwali season ( around November – December).  So prepare for the next generation mobile experience.

I see there being a bit of confusion around the people about the operators having 3G services in there area, so to clear it out here are the 3G Network map allotted for different telecom operators in India.

3G network map india

Also here are the list of circles allotted to each operators


  • While it did not participate in the 3G auction ( as its a India Govt undertaken company), it provide 3 G services to all the circles in India. Its the only operator with nation wide 3G spectrum allotted,

Bharti Airtel

  • Airtel has got 3G spectrums in 13 circles m which include  Delhi, Mumbai, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh (West), Rajasthan, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, North East, Jammu & Kashmir.

Reliance Communications

  • Reliance Communications also won 3G spectrum in 13 circles which include Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Punjab, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa, Assam, North East, Jammu & Kashmir


  • It has 3G spectrum allotted  in this circles  Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kolkata, Kerala, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh (East), West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, Assam, North East and Jammu & Kashmir

Idea Cellular

  • Has won 3G spectrum in 11 circles which include Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh (E), Uttar Pradesh (W), Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir


  • Has spectrum in 9 circles which includes Delhi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Kolkata, Haryana, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh (East)

Tata Teleservices ( Tata Docomo)

  • New player Docomo has  got alloted 3G spectrum in 9 circles which include  Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh (West), Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh


  • S-Tel won spectrum in 3 Circle -Himachal Pradesh, Bihar and Orissa


  • As its also a govt controlled company it has been allotted 3G spectrum in two circles including Delhi and Mumbai

If we go by telecom circles wise information

Delhi: Vodafone, Bharti Airtel, Reliance

Mumbai: Reliance, Vodafone, Bharti Airtel

Maharashtra: Tata, Idea, Vodafone

Gujarat: Tata, Vodafone , Idea

Andhra Pradesh: Bharti Airtel, Idea, Aircel

Karnataka: Tata, Aircel, Bharti Airtel

Tamil Nadu: Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Aircel

Kolkata: Vodafone, Aircel, Reliance

Kerala: Idea, Tata, Aircel

Punjab: Idea, Reliance, Tata, Aircel

Haryana:Idea, Tata, Vodafone

Uttar Pradesh (E): Aircel,Idea, Vodafone

Uttar Pradesh (W): Bharti Airtel, Idea, Tata

Rajasthan : Reliance, Bharti Airtel, Tata

Madhya Pradesh:Idea, Reliance, Tata

West Bengal:Bharti Airtel, Reliance, Vodafone, Aircel

Himachal Pradesh:Bharti Airtel, STel, Idea, Reliance

Bihar:STel, Bharti Airtel, Reliance, Aircel

Orissa:STel, Aircel, Reliance

Assam:Reliance , Bharti Airtel, Aircel

North East:Aircel, Bharti, Reliance

Jammu &Kashmir: Idea, Aircel, Reliance, Bharti Airtel

Hope it must have helped you a bit to choose around the operators to . If any doubts regarding this let me know.Also your comments are always welcomed.

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  • Nandan

    Am using Docomo in Andhra Pradesh, how can I get 3G services with Docomo. I see Vodafone also doesn’t have 3G spectrum in AP, but still 3G is connected.

    • http://www.datareign.com/ varma

      Telecom companies share their 3G network :)

  • Bharat C

    What about 3G reliance services in Gujarat?

  • gopinath

    when idea launches 3g in p.velur, namakkal

  • ???? ??????

    Please tell me that when bsnl start 3G in Sardhana( up west) . Please provide information.

  • Manoranjan Rath

    when airtel &vodafone launch 3g in odisha?

    • http://www.datareign.com/ varma

      Actually at current situation they won’t have a 3g on your area, as they don’t have 3G telecom license in your area. Only, Aircel, Relianceand BSNL have 3g service there.

  • sameer

    When will reliance 3g will come in maharashtra

  • sachin

    When would tata launch there 3g in Uttar pradesh east

  • Hardik

    Chhattisgarh 3G ?

    • http://www.datareign.com/ varma

      Probably BSNL will have 3G there…

  • unni

    which is best 3g data card for Bhandup west ,mumbai

    • http://www.datareign.com/ varma

      Probably Airtel and Vodafone will have better coverage in your area.

      • unni

        Thank you

  • dheeraj

    which operator is best for 3G in Uttar Pradesh (East) among Aircel,Idea, Vodafone

    • http://www.datareign.com/ varma

      It depends upon your area, their cell coverage and all..

  • chahal

    Im living at village near batala?
    3G nt available here ?
    Bsnl 3G possible here or nt??

    • http://www.datareign.com/ varma

      BSNL said to be expanding its 3G footprint to more telecom circles especially in the Rural India. But as you know its a Govt company so it may take it’s own time. :)

  • gurbachan

    please tell me , tatadocomo 3g services is there in ropar punjab?

    • http://www.datareign.com/ varma

      Hi, according to our data, Tata Docomo has 3G coverage in following parts of Punjab telecom circle –

      Abohar, Adampur, Barnala, Batala, Bhatinda, Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula, Faridkot, Fazilka, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Kotkapura, Malaut, Malerkotla, MandiGobindgarh, Moga, Muktsar, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Rajpura, Sangrur, Amritsar, Ludhiana, GT road, Khanna.

      *Tata Docomo may have added new coverage area.

  • Aditya

    Hello , I am using mtnl 3g in mumbai , I wanna know whether i would get 3g speed even in roaming on bsnl. I had plans to travel to Maharsahtra , Rajasthan and karnataka. So what would be your advise. Can i continue to roam and expect a good service or i carry 3g sim of some private operator .

    • http://www.datareign.com/ varma

      HI Yes you will get good roaming speed on BSNL/ MTNL while roaming. As BSNL has pan India 3G network it will not be charging for the Data roaming.

    • Amit

      Yes you will have access to 3g across all the circles in India(without any extra charge). However you would be able to recharge only from Mumbai/Delhi circles plus online recharges. So make sure you are well recharged for data from your home circle or you have access to online recharge methods. I too have mtnl 3d usb modem – and i use it seamlessly everywhere in India. :-)

  • Akshit

    Please correct.. Idea 3G is not available in Punjab!

    • http://www.datareign.com/ varma

      Idea cellular was having 3G spectrum license in Punjab which it brought during the purchase of Spice Telecom. But still due to court orders and regulatory clearance it has not able to launch their.

  • Aditya

    Hi , Can you advise when would reliance launch 3g in Maharshtra circle ?

    • http://www.datareign.com/ varma

      I think RCom will not launch 3G in Maharshtra Circle, as they don’t have a 3G license there ( they may if DOT allows license sharing).

      In Maharshtra BSNL, MTNL, Tata, Idea and Vodafone have license to operate 3G..

  • Gowtham

    Nice Post

  • Parvesh

    404 999 MCC Code Delhi belongs to which Operator?

    • Varun

      It is probably Delhi Metro (GSM-R ) for its high speed signalling network

  • akanksha jadhav

    i m planning for kashir in 2 days so i wanna knw if my reliance gsm card will work proprly over there???

    • Amit


  • Rajiv

    which is better Tata/Airtel/Bsnl or any others for PUNE Maharahstra for WIRELESS INTERNET Which is better 3G/CDMA?

    • http://www.datareign.com/ varma

      As my personal choice i prefer BSNL, as it has wide range availability and optimum speed every-time.

    • Amit

      All the three operators are good in pune – and 3g is better than cdma for its better coverage and higher speed.

  • varun

    kya gaya bihar ke atri block me reliance 3g ho sakta hai agar haan to kab tak

  • rahul gathania

    Any scope of aircel 3g in himachal pradesh

    • http://www.datareign.com/ varma

      If Aircel can team up with any local 3G provider ( intra-circle 3G license), then its possible..

  • ashok

    Kya reliance in future gujarat me 3g kar sakta hai kya

    • http://datareign.com varma

      May be.. but Reliance may offer 3G by partnership with other operators having 3G license there…

  • pawan

    kya up mai j.p.nagar ke city dhanaura mandi mai 3g network hai….

  • Abhi

    which is the best 3g service in delhi?

  • Praveen

    Hi , in Bangalore which all operators will provide 3G services .

    • http://datareign.com varma

      In Bangalore we have 3G service provided by BSNL, Bharti Airtel, Aircel, Tata Docomo..

  • Return

    Main Aasha karta hun k Reliance 3g jald hi up west bareilly me chalo hoga aur sasti daro par kyon k reliance hai jo sb se sasti aur kifayati service deta hai aur 3g bhi sasti hi milegi.

  • http://www.gmail.com surekha roy

    is titilagarh of bolangir district of orissa comes in bsnl3g covering area?
    if no when it comes to bsnl 3g covering area?
    plz.inform me on the above said e-mail id.

    • http://datareign.com varma

      We don’t have an exactly clue about that area, but probably by end of this year, whole part of India will come under 3G coverage by any of the telecom operator

    • Amit

      yes titlagarh has bsnl 3g coverage

  • Vishwas


    • varma

      Yes Aircel is offering really good 3G service in its Circles. It seems they will cover all their 3G circles within this year END.

  • Rohan




    • varma

      It seems BSNL still not fully covered 3G on all part of India. Hope they will launch the 3G service in new circles soon.

  • Jai Prakash


    I am here at east delhi near Laxmi nagar. Could you please tell me the choice of operator selection to use the best 3g network provider.

    we have a reliance tower in our colony may i go for the reliance 3g in delhi.

    • varma

      Actually it depends, in Delhi you have BSNL, Vodafone, Bharti Airtel and Reliance 3G services., you can any of this service, which has good signal/range in your area and also cost effective.
      Check with each operators with there 3G plans.

      • Amit

        BSNL in delhi?

        • http://www.datareign.com/ varma

          Yes.. BSNL got their 3G network in Delhi or can try other government owned telecom Operator MTNL

    • himanshu

      bhai tomah MTNL lena chahiye kyon ki east delhi may yahi 3g aaya hay

  • Anwar hussain

    Would you pl tell me which companies are providing 3g service in Bhadra, Rajasthan?

    • varma

      In Rajasthan following operators have there 3G service Reliance, Bharti Airtel, Tata and also BSNL
      It may take sometime for them to make the 3G service available on all part of the state.