India's leading mobile operator, Bharti Airtel, is looking to launch Apple's iPhone 4 in September or October, Chief Executive Officer for India and South Asia Sanjay Kapoor said on Monday.
India's curbs on import of telecoms equipment are easing, Kapoor added. Carriers in the world's fastest-growing mobile market must obtain government clearance before they place any equipment purchase order, and earlier this year India had barred some operators from placing orders with China's Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp on security concerns.
Last week, the telecoms minister said the government expected to resolve the issue in a couple of weeks.
"I think operators have gone through a bit of a lull in the last six months on equipment clearances but now things have begun to ease up and we are getting the equipment in place," Bharti's Kapoor told reporters on the sidelines of an industry event.
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