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Idea rolls out 4G LTE services in Karnataka; 4G LTE now available in its 7 telecom circles

Telecom operator Idea Cellular has expanded its 4G services to 39 towns in Karnataka, including Mysore, Madikeri, Karwar, Belgaum, covering 20% of the total population of the state. In addition to Bangalore metro, Idea has launched its 4G LTE services in other towns of Channarayapatna, Udyavara (CT), Harihar, Kunigal, Mulbagal, and Toranagal. Now, it plans to launch its 4G services in Mangalore, Udupi-Manipal, Bijapur, Bellary and 18 more towns by the… Read More

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Idea 3G data subscriber base surged to 21.2 million, 3G data ARPU dips marginally in Q3

Idea Cellular said that its 3G data subscriber base has increased by 8.2 million to 21.2 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 2016 over the last one year. The company had 19.5 million 3G subscribers in the second quarter of the fiscal year. The growth however happened at a low penetration of 12.3% on EoP subscribers, while in comparison 55.5 million (annual increase of 27.3 million) of Idea’s… Read More

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Idea Cellular Q3 net profit down, revenue surges

Idea Cellular, the country’s third largest telecom operator, reported a decline of 0.4% in net profit in the third quarter of the financial year 2016. The telco’s consolidated net profit fell to Rs 7.64 billion in the quarter, from Rs 7.67 billion a year earlier. The telco has reported 12.4% increase in standalone revenue at Rs 90,089 million in the third quarter of the financial year 2016, against Rs 80,148… Read More

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Experience: Idea 4G LTE speed is similar to it’s own 3G speed in Vijayawada

Before discussing about 4G LTE (1800MHz – Band 3) on Idea Cellular’s network, lets check what’s the maximum speed* the telco is able to deliver in ideal conditions* or what I could experience. Experience : Spectrum Information Andhra Pradesh Circle : 5 MHz of contiguous 1800 MHz spectrum + 1 MHz additional top-up spectrum = 6 MHz. Karnataka Circle : 5 MHz of contiguous 1800 MHz spectrum + 1 MHz additional top-up spectrum = 6 MHz… Read More

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Idea 4G LTE services to be available across 183 towns in India by January 31st

Telecom firm Idea Cellular has launched its 4G LTE services across four more states in India (three telecom circles) – Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab, and with this, the company will now offer its 4G services across 183 towns by January 31st, 2016. The company has expanded its 4G LTE service footprint to seven telecom service areas, including the four telecom circles of South India–Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Karnataka,… Read More

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Idea inks content deal with ErosNow to support 4G services

Idea Cellular, the country’s third largest telco by subscribers, has entered into a platform and content deal with ErosNow to support its recently launched high-speed 4G LTE services. The strategic partnership offers Idea’s 4G subscribers access to ErosNow’s premium bundled services including movies, music, TV content, ErosNow originals and much more. ErosNow is a digital over-the-top distribution service of Eros International. Idea recently launched 4G services across five southern states of… Read More

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Idea introduces 1GB 3G/4G data pack for as low as Rs 97

Idea Cellular has introduced a new 3G/4G data pack priced at Rs 97 in Kerala following the successful rollout of its 4G LTE network in the circle. The new data pack, which is priced at Rs 97, offers 1GB of 3G/4G data and has a validity of two days. Following the launch of 4G services, Idea had upgraded all 3G data pack to be used on both 3G and 4G… Read More

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Idea 4G Speed test results from Karnataka, Andhra, T.N and Kerala, attains average download speed of 30 Mbps

Idea Cellular launched its 4G service across all four south circles yesterday. We have managed to get the speed test results of Idea 4G LTE network from Karnataka, Andhra, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The speed test results proves that Idea 4G LTE network can breach speeds above 30 Mbps which is pretty good for a 4G network given that idea have limited spectrum in 1800Mhz. However, these results should taken with… Read More

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Idea announces foray into digital content market with 4G service

Idea Cellular has launched its 4G network and became the third operator in the country to offer 4G service. Apart from pure data service, Idea is offering bundle 4G devices and digital content to its 4G subscribers. Though unlike Reliance Jio who has its own arsenal of self branded digital media apps (Jio beats, Jio play, Jio mags), Idea has taken the shorter route by partnering with existing media apps like Eros now for… Read More

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Idea 4G Plans details, Offers double data on all 4G packs above 1GB

Following launch of 4G service, Idea has announced its 4G tariff details for prepaid and postpaid subscribers. Idea is also offering 100% extra data as special offer. Following the footsteps of Airtel and Vodafone, Idea is also offering 4G at 3G prices. Under special promotion subscribers will get double data on all 4G packs above 1GB for a limited time, however even though the core data in these packs is usable on… Read More

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Idea launches 4G LTE services in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, A.P, Telangana and Karnataka offers 4G Trial Pack at Rs. 29

Idea Cellular, today announced the launch of its high speed 4G LTE services across all five states of South India – Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. In the first phase, Idea’s high speed 4G Network will be available across 75 Towns in Southern India. Major towns where Idea 4G services have gone live today are – Kochi, Hosur, Kadapa, Malappuram, Madurai, Mysore, Rajahmundry, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Tiruppur, Vijayawada… Read More

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Idea Cellular likely to launch 4G services on December 23

Idea Cellular, the third largest telecom operator by subscribers, is set to roll out first 4G network in the country on December 23, 2015, joining the likes of Airtel, Vodafone and Aircel that have already launched high-speed 4G services in the country. According to sources, the company may launch 4G services in Southern part of the country first. The telco has sent media invites, which reads, “Idea invites you to… Read More

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Idea Trumps Airtel, Vodafone In Revenue Growth

India’s third largest service provider had a phenomenal year with the company recording as much as 17% revenue growth, when we compare the revenue of April-May-June quarter of 2014 and 2015. This is based on financial data released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). In the same period the industry recorded a growth of 6%. In comparison to Idea, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone India both recorded a revenue growth of… Read More

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