Aircel Kick off 4G Trials in Andhra Pradesh

Aircel today said that trials of Long-Term Evolution (4G) services in Andhra Pradesh circle started however still it will take more time for commercial launch of 4G services due to lack of required ecosystem for LTE – 4G network.


“The trials of 4G services are currently on but we don’t have the required ecosystem, including the 4G-enabled mobile handsets, to launch the services commercially,” Deepinder Tiwana, Business head of Aircel, Andhra Pradesh circle, said.

Aircel is only the second telecom service provider after Pan-India 4G spectrum holder Reliance Jio to bag 4G licence for Andhra Pradesh Circle. According to Aircel is currently in the process of finalizing device strategy, rolling out fiber optic and setting up 4G-LTE BTS in towers.

Aircel has 20MHz of spectrum on 2300 MHz in 8 circles – Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu (including Chennai), West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Assam, North-East, Jammu & Kashmir.

Aircel 4G and 3G Map

Aircel 4G and 3G Map

Out of these 8 circles most of them are category C circles – that means Aircel has to offer 4G at a cheaper price to penetrate the market at tier II and tier III cities.

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k.vijay Kumar
October 28, 2014 3:44 pm 3:44 PM

Visakhapatnam in aircel sims and no network plz my visakhapatnam peoples problem salvation…. Vijay

subhasis basu
December 4, 2013 3:11 am 3:11 AM

I am Aircel postpedcustomer.
My no- 8013410494
I all so very happy aircel lunch the 4G.
I useing AIRCEL3G service in Kolkata.
But the poblem is the 3G network & spreed is not good in kolkata.
So requested to follo this poblem.
I have no network in kolkata metro stasions.

Gowri shankar
November 19, 2013 4:26 pm 4:26 PM

Hiiiiiiiiiiii Hellow friends im gowri shankar from Chennai like to inform a small correction in aircel combo 155 earlier they r given 155 full talktime in M.account 155sms 155mb 2G data

nw no sms only full TT & 2g data
STILL BETTER than others in Chennai

November 11, 2013 9:09 pm 9:09 PM

@Amit Kumar Das,

In no way ICR means that customers of both operators can share each other’s network. It can be one way or two way depending on the agreement signed between two companies.

Videocon has ICR agreement in Haryana with Tata GSM so VTel customers can latch on Tata network but Tata is not using Videocon’s infrastructure as their own is present at more places than Videocon and also there is no place where Videocon has and Tata doesn’t. So it depends on who want to use whose and they pay for their network use. 🙂

November 11, 2013 6:55 pm 6:55 PM

Aircel is bad in coverage and and service,they should sell their unused 3g spectrum to good service providers like airtel or vodafone .I have experienced 3g for idea and airtel in which idea has bad ping compared to airtel,u cant play games online in idea 3g because some ports are blocked and very bad ping same time getting speed of almost 6mbps,airtel has better ping and speed same as idea.

November 11, 2013 12:56 am 12:56 AM

Aircel yaar when wil you start your 3G in Mumbai circle?
I am eagerly waiting for you. MTNL 3G is bakwas. Airtel is nice. Vodafone-idea very nice. I want to experience aircel 3G

November 10, 2013 7:40 pm 7:40 PM

@SS, The ICR was actually for 14 circles only and not all. The day this news was out, I tried latching my Aircel number on Reliance GSM Haryana but it didn’t. Even in the roaming it wasn’t latching. As services were taken off, so no ICR for this region. In Punjab also where Aircel is alive, you can’t use Reliance network with Punjab number. For me Aircel has died in Haryana but it is after 11 months of actual death. Lol

Amit Kumar Das (Kolkata)
November 11, 2013 11:01 am 11:01 AM

In Kolkata, RELIANCE customers can latch to AIRCEL network.
But AIRCEL customers can not latch to RELIANCE network.
If tried manually message will be displayed “No access to network”.
Can anyone tell me why this happens?
Because ICR means two operators can latch to each others’ network.

November 10, 2013 7:21 pm 7:21 PM

2014 will be the year of 4G.
Waiting eagerly for Reliance Jio 4G.

November 10, 2013 1:36 pm 1:36 PM
Aircel operates, whereever it does, on 1800 mhg band, which is half efficient compared to 900 mhg, which vodafone has in Mumbai, Delhi, Airtel has in Kolkata, Delhi… No Matter, how much money you put to work on your network with 1800 mhg, issues would still be there. I experiance flawless voice telephoney along with data( as high as 12 Mbps)with Airtel whenever I go out of Mumbai, however in Mumbai it is torture. Still what I appreciate is, these players still could survive for long. Now wait till November 2014, when fresh auctions are supposed to happen. In terms… Read more »
November 10, 2013 12:04 pm 12:04 PM

hi; i have watch a news report on zee business channel that reliance gio demand for new mobile nos. to start 4g services . do telecomtalk have any information regarding this ?


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