Airtel’s 4G is Not coming on March 20th

Airtel's 4G is Not coming on March 20thWe are sorry to tell you that 4G is not coming to India tomorrow  there was a rumour on internet that Airtel will be launching 4G services in Kolkata on 20th March.

The news was also covered by a leading newspaper which took as a fire in the Indian internet space and Mass media.

As you know 3G was not so popular in India due to several factor ranging from pricing to handset availability coverage etc.

Experts believe that 4G tariff in India is going to be sky high when comparing with 3G all though its so premature to comment on the tariff prior any launch.

The main aim of 4G technology is to enable users with high speed mobile internet access, thus enabling several other features. Also other aim was to converge all the existing networks into one network.It’s truly going to be a technological evolution.

While 3G was more of an extension to 2G, 4G is entirely new. The entire mobile network architecture was redesigned so as to achieve always on high speed connectivity and also enable operators with various mobile networks to converge into one network.

Now one has to wait and see when 4G will launch in India and what kind of tariff operators are going to implement.

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March 20, 2012 10:24 pm 10:24 PM

Reliance Infotel is part of Reliance Industries owned by Mukesh Ambani . The Reliance Communication – the one which provides CDMA and GSM service is Part of ADAG – Anil Dhirubai Ambani Group .

March 20, 2012 4:01 pm 4:01 PM

Infotel has been taken over by Reliance & Reliance has 2G, 3G connectivity. So this way we could have backward compatibility for 4G & it can fall back on 3G, 2G of Reliance.

March 20, 2012 12:49 am 12:49 AM
BSNL launched 4G services ( WiMax) long back and the primary reason why it failed was single point of failure i.e. backword compatibility part was missing . ADSL and WiMax was not compatible . Now we are eagarly expecting 4G LTE BWA Services . The advantage of LTE over wimax is its backword compatibility . For example if EVDO fails 1X is there or 3G fails then 2.5G ( EDGE ) or 2G ( GPRS ) can help you in remain connected . I am sure new operators will use this backword compatibility of LTE for sure when they launch… Read more »