Bharti Airtel on Monday begin broadband wireless access (BWA) services based on 4G technology in Bangalore pursue by the fresh inaugural release of the services in Kolkata.
Airtel launched 4G LTE services in Bangalore with 30GB pack in Rs 2,999
Airtel has also commence ‘Smartbytes’ for 4G – thus permit users to purchase these add-on packs and use 4G services even after exhausting their monthly data confines.
“As seen the world over, the total data practice is blowing up and is doubling each year to produce to nearly 3.6 hexabytes by 2014. With the begin of 4G, India will go from being a admirer in technology to matching the world in this domain,” said Sanjay Kapoor, chief executive officer (CEO) – India and South Asia, Bharti Airtel.
The service was inaugurated by Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda.
A successor to the 3G and 2G families, 4G is predictable to be five times faster than 3G services. It would suggest services such as high-definition mobile TV and video conferencing.
Airtel, which had bagged BWA spectrum in four telecom circles — Kolkata, Maharastra, Punjab and Karnataka — for Rs.3,314.36 crore in 2010, chosen Chinese telecom apparatus manufacturer ZTE to supervise its services in Kolkata.
The other players are yet to announce plans to rollout 4G services.
As part of an initial offer by Airtel, customers promise to 4G services will now be specified a cash back for the dongle — thus convey device-cost to consumers zero and concrete way for mass approval of 4G armed forces.
Airtel 4G is now also obtainable in an all fresh 30 GB pack priced at Rs.2,999.