India has been making do with ancient mobile technology for long now. The current Second generation or 2G networks were designed to carry only voice, which does not require high data transfer speeds. With the advent of new technologies -- video streaming, mobile TV and mobile gaming, higher transfer speeds were necessary.
Image: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh holds a newly launched 3G mobile as Minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology A. Raja (right) gestures towards him during the "India Telecom 2008 Connecting Rural India" conference in New Delhi on December 11, 2008.
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