India’s First 4G Service Goes Live in Kolkata Courtesy Airtel

Airtel today official launched its 4G service on a  TD-LTE, making India one of the first countries in the world to commercially deploy this cutting-edge technology.During the 4G launch Kapil Sibal admitted the fact that 3G spectrum is costly hence the tariff is high. He also told that true internet revolution will come when affordable devices will come in the market. He shared his dream to get every Indian child to have tablet containing e-books instead of a bag full of books.

With this launch, India joins the most advanced telecom markets in the world and marks the beginning of a new chapter in the country’s telecom success story.Airtel’s 4G (TD-LTE) network was launched by Mr. Kapil Sibal, Hon’ble Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India.

After Kolkata Airtel will be launching 4G in Bangalore this month followed by Pune and in Chandigarh the cost of the 4G USIM  will be Rs 49 and airtel 4G dongle will be priced at Rs7999 indoor wifi CPE @ Rs 7750.

In 2010, Airtel had successfully bid for BWA license spectrum in Kolkata, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra (excluding Mumbai) circles. It is currently working towards rolling out state-of-the-art networks in circles other than Kolkata.

As an Intro offer for postpaid 999 users will get discount of Rs 167 per bill for 6 months and 1399 users will get discount of Rs 466 per bill for 6months and there will be no 4G smartphone as of now.

Airtel 4G , besides offering rich content, will allow superfast access to High Definition (HD) video streaming, multiple chatting, instant uploading of photos and much more. It will also help in bridging the digital divide and add to economic growth in rural areas by enhancing the reach of e-governance, e-health and e-education services.

For Airtel 4G tariff details click here

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September 9, 2015 3:20 pm 3:20 PM
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December 31, 2014 6:56 pm 6:56 PM

[…] Launch: Airtel launched 4G services thus putting India on the 4G map. Though the services are not available in all cities, Airtel is […]

April 20, 2012 10:04 am 10:04 AM

Airtel new tag line HAR EK MURGA(for looting) JARURI HOTA HAI.

April 11, 2012 9:04 pm 9:04 PM
Gowrishankar, Well said. But calling rate is more from BSNL mobile. Rs.611 booster for making all calls within Tamilnadu for 1 year (before). At that time IDEA offered the same benefit to local mobiles (1 year) for just Rs.53 and docomo for Rs.23 (for 2 months) for all networks within TN. BSNL is costly but coverage is nice. No coversge by private operators in remote areas but cheap calling rates. Better have 9 GSM SIM cards (One from each operator) and use them once a month to avoid disconnection !!!!!!!. Then choose your main number from the above mentioned 9… Read more »
April 11, 2012 7:18 pm 7:18 PM

I think Airtel is more brilliant than TelecomTalk. – An Another fool day trio…

April 11, 2012 7:08 pm 7:08 PM

Words of million people

April 11, 2012 6:40 pm 6:40 PM

attention for all readers:

this 4g bandwidwidth is not for voice telephony. this is for only internet. voice telephony bandwidth is auctioned later this year ( 700 mhz). so do not confuse.

April 11, 2012 5:17 pm 5:17 PM

with such costly usb modems at 7999 rs i dont think so indians are so much foolish to pay this much of money only for 6GB of high speed data airtel should make the device as cheap as the price of the current 3G devices only then the service will be successfull

April 11, 2012 1:27 pm 1:27 PM

Always BSNL is Better….Every Private N/w(Air tel,Vodafone,Idea) bloody sucker in India…

Ashish Rana
April 11, 2012 12:08 pm 12:08 PM

Saurabh :
BTW Airtel 2G network continue to suck in Haryana.</p


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