Fourth generation (4G) Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum winner Tikona Digital Networks (TDN) geared up to launch Long Term Evolution (LTE -TDD) based High Speed 4G Wirelss Broadband service in Gujarat, Himachal Praesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh East and UP West beginning October 2012.
This follows Airtel’s launch of 4G Broadband services – the first of its kind in India which was launched in Kolkata as we shared on TelecomTalk.
According to Mr. Prakash Bajpai, CEO,Tikona Digital Networks (TDN) “There is lot of potential in teir 2 and tier 3 cities/towns and these markets are untaped. We will rolls out commercial 4G Wireless Broadband services initially from October 2012.”
In 2010, Tikona won BWA spectrum in 5 five key circles – Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh East and UP West covering 31% population of India for over Rs. 1,058 crore.
Reliance Infotel (RIL Group) in the only pan India spectrum winner for 4G / BWA service. Other winners are Bharti Airtel (4 circles) which has already launched India’s first 4G services in Kolkata, Aircel (8 circles), Tikona Wireless (5 circles), and Qualcomm (4 Circles) and MTNL (2 circles).
With all thease announcements, all eyes are on Pan India 4G – BWA spectrum winner, Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Infotel’s broadband roll out plan. Now what do you think about 4G LTE roll out in India ? Will it be a gala success or future of 4G LTE will be just like 3G with limited access ?