Bharti Airtel Limited (BOM:532454) is India’s largest mobile phone company and later this month the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 3G will work on their network. Airtel will introduce the iPhone 3G will introduce the phone in India on August 22. This is part of Apple’s plan to introduce the phone across 70 different countries.
The iPhone 3G will be available for purchase at the Airtel customer service outlets. Airtel aims to sell the iPhone in India before Vodafone Group Plc, another telecomm company with a strong presence in India. India is currently the second largest wireless market in the world. More wireless phone users have been added in India than China this past June.
Although India does third generation networks built yet, the country is beginning to auction licenses and spectrums for 3G networks. The iPhone 3G availability in the country will very likely boost the demand for 3G networks in the South Asian subcontinent.