Most of the 3G rollouts will focus initially on denser urban markets, and move out to semi-urban and rural markets, Bhatia said. This was also the pattern followed by operators while rolling out 2G services.
Private operators paid 509.6 billion rupees (US$11 billion) for spectrum in the auction for 3G services. The highest bid for a service area was in Delhi where a license cost 33 billion rupees.
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