India’s second largest telecom service provider, today demonstrated its 3G services for its customers in India. Marten Pieters, Managing Director, Vodafone Essar Ltd., made the first 3G video call from Mumbai to Delhi.

Vodafone Essar is the first private telecom company in the country to showcase a 3G video call. Vodafone acquired 3G spectrum in 10 circles – Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh (E) and West Bengal and is exploring opportunities to tie up with other operators to provide high quality 3G services in other circles as well. Vodafone Essar will launch 3G services in the first quarter of 2011.

“Our approach is to give our customers a world class experience and hence we will launch when a significant part of the cities is covered by our 3G network”, said Marten Pieters, Managing Director, Vodafone Essar Ltd.

3G services will give customers an all-new experience with faster internet access and speedy data download on their finger-tips. Through the roll out of this latest technology, Vodafone customers can experience video calling, high speed internet, live mobile TV, better gaming experience and much more.

Addressing a press conference, Marten Pieters, said, “The introduction of 3G technology will be the catalyst for data revolution in India. Vodafone has been successful in delivering 3G services to many developed and emerging markets and we will be utilizing our global expertise to offer an enhanced 3G experience to our customers in India.”

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