India’s Bharti Airtel will be joining the ranks of iPhone 3GS distributors now that it has finalized a deal with Apple. The mobile phone service provider is the largest in the country, and has submitted a bid to participate in India’s 3G bandwidth auction, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Assuming Bharti Airtel is successful in India’s auction, it will be able start offering 3G wireless data services beginning on September 1, 2010. If so, that will be good news for potential iPhone buyers because the combination iPod and smartphone includes 3G support, which is faster than EDGE-based wireless data services.
Bharti Airtel already offers Apple’s iPhone 3G. The company hasn’t said when it will begin offering the iPhone 3GS.