State-owner telco – BSNL is expected to offer Blackberry services from April. This move would help the operator gain an edge over the others. Here’s how::
- BSNL is one of the two operators offering 3G services in the country.
- The other operators which provide Blackberry services, are in the queue to bid for 3G, which is not expected to take place soon…
- Thus, lau, nching the service in April could give it a first-mover advantage in the Blackberry-3G zone.
However, the user base for the service is quite small and with Airtel and Vodafone providing ‘killer’ plans for Blackberry users, BSNL might just find it tough to compete against the private telcos. We expect BSNL to come up with some equally good plans to counter competition.