Bharti to sell iPhone 3GS in India

Mar 19, 2010
An Indian man talks on his cellular phone next to a Bharti Airtel sign in New Delhi. The company has said it has reached a deal with Apple Inc. to sell the iPhone 3GS in India.

India's top mobile phone company said on Friday it has reached a deal with Apple Inc. to sell the iPhone 3GS in India.

In a statement, Bharti Airtel said the pact will allow t to bring the latest to India "in the coming months".

The announcement came a day after Bharti submitted its bid in a bandwidth auction for third generation, or 3G, mobile telephony services in .

The successful bidders will be allowed to offer 3G services on a commercial basis from September.

The auction is expected to give an extra fillip to India's mobile industry, already the fastest expanding globally, where scarcity of bandwidth has affected call quality.

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