NEW DELHI, July 18 Reliance Communications
, India's third-biggest mobile phone carrier by
customers, has cut the price of third-generation data services
by half, Gurdeep Singh, head of the company's mobile business,
said on Thursday.
Only about 5 percent of India's 850 million mobile users
have subscribed to 3G services, which are estimated to account
for 3 percent of mobile revenue of telecommunication carriers.
Uptake of the premium Internet services has been slower than
expected as a majority of mobile subscribers mostly use phones
to make calls and also partly due to the high pricing of such
(Reporting by Devidutta Tripathy; Editing by Prateek