Idea to launch its 4G services in India by June 2016
India’s third largest telecom provide, Idea Cellular, on Wednesday said that they are planning to launch 4G services in 750 town across 10 circles by June 2016.
“In its starting eliminate Idea plans to move its 4G administrations crosswise over 10 telecom administration territories more than 750 substantial and residential areas by first 50% of 2016,” the company said in a statement.
The circles include Maharashtra and Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Punjab, Haryana, Karnataka, Orissa, Tamil Nadu and North East.
The company has also said that it had obtained range in 1800 MHz band, utilized for offering 4G services, in the last two spectrum auctions in February 2014 and March 2015.
“Given the large mobile data and rural voice opportunities, Idea with increasing consumer affinity, steady cash flows, deep rural 2G presence, expanding 3G network footprint and planned 4G LTE network launch the company remains confident to further strengthen its market competitive standing and emerge stronger.” said the cellular company.
Idea Cellular is also planning to launch digital services applications like Idea Music, Idea Games, Idea Movies and Idea Digital Wallets etc, from next financial year.
As we know, Airtel has already launched their 4G Services, while Vodafone has also announced plans to roll out services in Delhi and Mumbai by December this year. Reliance Jio is also expected to announce 4G services launch by December. So, it will be interesting to see who comes out with the most reliable 4G service in India.