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 Mobile and Data services across 13 telecom circles where we have got the licences and 3G spectrum in another 40 to 60 days. Moreover, Aircel will be one of the first telecom operator in the country to usher into the fourth generation era.”
“We are planning to start 4G /Broadband Wirelss Access (BWA) trials by the second or third quarter of the next year, 2012. The BWA-4G Services will be rolled out by November – December 2012 in 8 telecom circles, Mr. Rao further added.”
In 3G Spectrum Auction, AIRCEL emerged as the biggest spender which bagged 3G license for its strong hold areas and covers almost South and East region of the country. It has 3G spectrum in 13 circles – Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka,Tamil Nadu (including Chennai) Kerala , Punjab, U.P (East), Kolkata, West Bengal, Bihar & Jharkhand, Orissa, Assam, North East, and Jammu & Kashmir.
While On the Broadband Wireless Access (BWA- 4G), Aircel bagged license for 8 telecom circles i.e. Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu (including Chennai), West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Assam, North-East, Jammu & Kashmir.