4G in India


Reliance Jio’s free 4G services not available for existing LYF users

Buyers of LYF-branded smartphones from Reliance Retail will still have to wait more to get the Reliance Jio SIM card, even as the telecom arm of Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Industries, extends the trial launch of 4G services to the public through an employee-driven referral or invite offer, called Jio Preview Offer.   A Jio employee, who didn’t wish to be named, told TT that “customers who have already bought LYF… Read More


Make 3G and 4G services more affordable for rural India, says Government at LTE India 2016

The Government calls to make 3G and 4G services more affordable for its faster penetration into the rural areas, Shri N.K. Yadav, Member Services, Department of Telecommunications, Government of India said at LTE India 2016 conference in New Delhi. “Although the rural 2G services have crossed the mark of 50%, the real tele-density is still around 25%, but the data services were just about 10%. To increase the data usage,… Read More


RCom 4G network live in many parts of the country

It looks like Reliance Communications 4G network is almost ready in several cities or they are working on final stages ahead of their operational launch using sub 1 GHz spectrum bands across the country. In the last few days we have got several reports from our fellow readers that Reliance Communications 4G network is live in Hyderabad , Kolkata and Delhi. We all know that RCom has a deal with… Read More


Migration process to upgrade to Reliance 4G

So today is 4th May, the official launch date of Rcom 4G services in the 9 circles which are in the phase 1 of the 4G roll out process. For those who have been living under a rock, a quick summary of the upgrade story so far.. Rcom which is shutting down its CDMA services to free up spectrum in 850MHz band for 4G LTE operations has declared that it… Read More


Cuddalore, Ambur of Tamil Nadu gets Airtel 4G services

Bharti Airtel has announced the commercial launch of its 4G services (also called LTE) in Cuddalore and Ambur. The 4G services can be accessed on a range of smart devices including mobile phones, dongles, 4G hotspots and Wi-Fi dongles. “As customers in India show an increasing propensity for consuming data services, we at Airtel are excited to take the lead in introducing the market to the power of blazing 4G… Read More


Jio launch after spectrum integration with RCom, delay frustrates investors: Reports

A Citi Group report said that the excessive delay in Reliance Jio’s commercial 4G launch is frustrating investors, even as it said that the delay may be on the account of the company’s chase for perfection. The Citi Group, in a note, said that the ensuing delay could be testing investors’ patience. It raises concerns of Jio further eroding its first mover advantage. “The capital expenditure targets also continue to… Read More


RCOM 4G Only for CDMA Users ? Comes with Free 1GB LTE Data

Reliance Communications (RCom) has begun the process to move their CDMA customers to the 4G/LTE, which we have shared earlier. RCom, headed by Anil Ambani is going to launch LTE on 800Mhz band which is partially owned by them, and partially shared by Jio and partially coming from the merger with MTS India. There are many confusions regarding Rcom’s 4G launch. Let us decode the Rcom 4G/LTE. * As Rcom… Read More


Rcom now migrating Netconnect dongle subscribers to superior 4G network

As we have been constantly been reporting, Rcom is hard at work upgrading its CDMA subscribers across phase 1 circles to its new upcoming 4G network in partnership with elder brother’s Reliance Jio. Few days back the operator had begun upgrading FWP subscribers to the new GSM based fixed wireless phones, now the process has been extended to EvDO based data cards as well. Rcom subscribers who possess Netconnect or… Read More


Rcom lists its very first 4G LTE Wi-Pod pocket router on its e-store for Rs.2699

As we have reported earlier Rcom is migrating its existing CDMA subscribers to its 4G network which it will soon launch in partnership with Jio. The operator currently has around 5 million CDMA subscribers including those using EvDO data cards and fixed wireless phones. Now Rcom has listed its very first 4G LTE based Wi-Pod pocket router on its e-store. The wi-pod with model number WD670 has a pebble shape which… Read More


Rcom ties up with PayTM to provide 4G upgrade to existing CDMA customers buying new 4G handsets

In what seems to be a strategic partnership, India’s 4th largest operator by subscriber base has tied up with e-commerce giant PayTM to bundle a free 4G blank sim for its existing CDMA subscribers who buy a new 4G capable handset on PayTM as a part of the CDMA to 4G upgrade programme started by Rcom. PayTM is offering a 5% cash back to PayTM wallet on the order of… Read More


Shimoga gets Airtel 4G, total deployments in Karnataka rise to 110

Shimoga, Karnataka is the next on the 4G list of Airtel! The operator has made the commercial launch of 4G services in Shimoga, taking the number of its 4G towns in Karnataka to 110. The service will be available to customers across a wide range of devices including mobile phones, dongles, 4G hotspots and Wi-Fi dongles. Surendran, CEO – Karnataka, Bharti Airtel Ltd shared his excitement about the launch. “Today,… Read More


Airtel launches 4G services in Chidambaram, Sriperumbudur and Karaikudi

Airtel has announced the commercial launch of its high speed 4G LTE services in Chidambaram, Sriperumbudur and Karaikudi. The 4G services is available across a range of devices including mobile phones, dongles, 4G hotspots and Wi-Fi dongles. Airtel promises a high speed wireless broadband on Airtel 4G, enabling users to enjoy uninterrupted HD video streaming, superfast uploading and downloading of movies, music and images. “As customers in India show an… Read More


Reliance Jio launches Bay of Bengal Gateway with design capacity of 55 Tbps

Jio has announced the launch of the 8,100 km submarines communications cable the Bay of Bengal Gateway (BBG). The BBG will link South East Asia and the Middle East, then onward to Europe, Africa and Far East Asia through interconnection with existing cable systems. BBG uses the most advanced high-speed broadband fibre optic technology; dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) which allows the capacity to be increased at will without any… Read More

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