Airtel to ring iPhone4’s tune in September

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The much hyped iPhone 4 would soon hit the Indian mobile market if all goes well between the country’s largest telecom operator, Bharti Airtel, and the handset maker, Apple.

‘We are working with Apple…hopefully in the September-October time frame we would launch the phone,’ Sanjay Kapoor, chief executive of Bharti Airtel (India and South Asia), told reporters on the sidelines of a CII conference.

On the rollout of Broadband Wireless Access services in four circles — Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kolkata and Punjab — which it bagged for Rs.3,314.36 crore, Kapoor said they were still to decide on the technology that will be used.

‘BWA has certain choices and we are looking at options and hopefully in few weeks we will be able to finalise that.’

Airtel, which won 13 circles in the auction of airwaves for third generation (3G) telephony spectrum, shelling out Rs.12,295.46 crore ($2.73 billion), has also started gearing up its network to enable a quicker rollout of such services.

‘As far as 3G is concerned, a very large amount of the network is 3G ready. We are working towards an aggressive timeline,’ said Kapoor.

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