India Mobile Ops Raising Data Prices

Higher revenues are what many expect for Bharti Airtel, which is investing $1 billion to upgrade its networks for 3G services.

Bharti Airtel has hiked mobile data prices for 2G and 3G services by 13 percent to 18 percent for its prepaid customers. The 3G charges for 1GB have been raised to Rs 299 against Rs 255 earlier valid for a period of 28 days.

Separately, Idea Cellular raised its own mobile data prices about 18 percent.  

Further, Bharti Airtel 2G charges for 1GB plans have been raised to Rs 199 compared with Rs 176 valid for a period of 28 days.

Nokia will be a major supplier for the 3G upgrades.  
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