4G in India


Reliance Jio Gets 10,000 Mobile Numbers to Run Voice Over LTE Trial

Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has provided 10,000 mobile numbers to Pan India 4G BWA spectrum winner Reliance Jio Infocom for trial of Voice over 4G LTE network, as requested by the company. The number series allocated to Reliance Jio is 83378 for trial propose, and it will be used across Mumbai, Delhi and Jamnagar where Jio will soon start the trial run of VoLTE with 4000 mobile numbers each in… Read More


Next 4G Spectrum Auction on 700MHz Band Coming by 2014

India’s telecom minister Mr. Kapil Sibal has announced that Govt will conduct the auction for 700MHz spectrum by next year. In an event to commission country’s first independent lab at Mumbai for measuring specific absorption rate (SAR) for mobile devices Mr. Sibal has told that Govt is going to auction 700MHz band (698-806 MHz) in any case by 2014. It is almost certain that 700MHz band will be used for… Read More


Reliance Infotel to Begin Voice over LTE Trials – Can it Outmatch Existing Players on Voice Front?

It seems Reliance Industries owned Infotel Broadband has told the reason why they are not bidding for upcoming 2G spectrum. In a latest report RIL Infotel has asked Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to allocate mobile numbers as the company is ready to run trials of voice services on their yet-to-be-launched LTE-TDD network. Infotel is the pan India BWA spectrum winner, and is going to be biggest competitor to Bharti Airtel… Read More


India’s first 4G LTE Smartphone Huawei Ascend P1 LTE Launched with Bharti Airtel

Huawei today announced the launch of its Ascend P1 4G LTE smartphone in India, which becomes the country’s first 4G LTE smartphone. Huawei has launched this smartphone with Bharti Airtel and it will run on Airtel’s LTE 4G network commercially available in Kolkata and Bangalore and also in Pune from 18th October. The Huawei P1 LTE 4G smartphone running on Android 4.0.4 ICS with a variation of Huawei’s very light… Read More


Pune to Get Airtel LTE: Meeting Rollout Obligation?

Bharti Airtel, leading mobile operator and first LTE/4G operator in India is all set to officially launch 4G/LTE-TDD services in Pune, Maharastra on October 18th. Pune will be the third Indian city to get LTE network after Kolkata and Bangaluru. In Maharastra Airtel’s LTE-TDD network is made by Nokia Siemens. It should be noted that ZTE and Huawei are managing Airtel’s LTE network in Kolkata and Bangaluru respectively. There is no changes on the Airtel… Read More


Way to 4G : Reliance Infotel is Busy to Finalize Vendors

Though there is no definite date of launch is announced or rumored, there are lots of happenings inside Infotel Broadband, the 4G arm of Reliance Industries. It is expected that Infotel will kickstart 4G/LTE-TDD based wireless broadband services in Delhi and Mumbai in early 2013. Reliance Infotel is the only company in the country which won 20MHz pan India spectrum on 2300 MHz band to offer 4G/BWA services. Infotel will… Read More


Bharti Airtel Acquires 49% Stake in Qualcomm India To Launch 4G Services in Mumbai, Delhi, Kerala and Haryana

Bharti Airtel, India’s largest mobile service operator today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a substantial stake of 49% in Qualcomm  Asia Pacific (India) , which has emerged as a successful bidder in the 4 circles of the auction for 4G Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) Spectrum conducted by the DoT in June 2010. Airtel has 4G BWA license and spectrum in 4 circles – Kolkata, Karnataka,… Read More


Airtel 4G Services Launched in Bangalore

Bharti Airtel, India’s largest mobile service operator today launches its 4G  LTE – High Speed Wireless Broadband Service in Bangalore (Bengaluru -Karnataka). After Kolkata, Bangalore becomes the 2nd city in India wherein 4G-LTE services available. Airtel has launched the service on a state-of-the-art network based on TD-LTE, making India one of the first countries in the world to commercially deploy this cutting-edge technology. Huawei is the 4G technology partner of… Read More


NSN HSPA+ Multiflow – Lets One Device Connect to Two BTS Simultaneously

Nokia Siemens Networks and Qualcomm introduces the world’s first “HSPA+ (4G) Multiflow” which may offer Data Rates Upto 600 Mbps and also provide some relief from depressed data network connectivity while on move. Known as HSPA+ Multiflow, it allows devices located close to the edge of a mobile base station’s cell to connect with a second /another base station serving a neighboring cell. The ‘Multiflow’ name refers to the two… Read More


Tata Communications Eyes Entry into 4G Space

India’s leading telecommunication company Tata Communications is also looking to enter 4G space in coming days. Tata Communications took part in the BWA auction but left with no win. In 2G & 3G space Tata Teleservices is not even in top 3 slots, but India’s iconic business group cannot ignore the potential of 4th generation wireless broadband services in India and targets an entry into 4G segment. Now some reports… Read More


Augere To Launch 4G Wireless Broadband In India

All 4G enthusiast in India are one step closer to experiencing the fourth generation High Speed Broadband Services. Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum winner Augere Wireless Broadband geared up to launch Long Term Evolution (LTE) based High Speed 4G Wirelss Broadband service in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh telecom circle beginning May 2012. UK based Augere Wireless Broadband today said that company plans to invest up to $60 million over the… Read More


India On Its Way to Mobile Broadband

After the roll out of 3G (EVDO/HSPA) from operators, next big thing for India’s telecom sector is going to be roll out of 4G services. India was late to enter 3G era, but 4th Generation communications will not allow that much delay as BWA auction is already done and spectrum was given to the auction winners in September 2010. WiMAX & LTE (Long Term Evolution) are not true 4G, rather… Read More


AIRCEL To Launch 3G Services in 40 Days, 4G – BWA By 2012

AIRCEL the fast growing Pan India telecom operator in the country,  announced that it will roll out its commercial 3G/HSPA network in next 45 to 60 days across all 13 telecom circles .The company also said that its also ready for 4G / BWA services too. Aircel and Huawei Successfully conduct World’s first GSM/UMTS/LTE-TDD trial in India Mallikarjuna Rao, CTO, Aircel Ltd  quoted “We are planning to launch our 3G… Read More


A Generation Too Late For 3G!

Are we in the race anymore or have we fallen behind? That’s the question Indian subscribers will be asking as the day approaches for the quite essential 3G services being bid for. Of course its another matter all together when it would be implemented and services will be made affordable to the end consumer. If this is the case with Indian government agencies moving so slowly on the much awaited… Read More

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