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India may see 4G rollout next year

India is likely to witness the rollout of fourth generation (4G) mobile telephony in 2012 even as third generation (3G) service is still gaining ground among mobile subscribers. Telecom equipment vendors and service providers are currently testing the 4G gear and technology for its eventual rollout in the country. “The 4G equipment and technology is on trail as service providers hold BWA (broadband wireless access) licenses,” Telecom Commission member (technology) and ex-officio union secretary Chandra Prakash told Business Standard. Under license terms, if BWA license holders ...