India's largest telecommunications services provider, Bharti Airtel has announced the launch of its 4G service in Jammu & Kashmir. With this roll out, Airtel becomes the first network in India to offer 4G services in all the 22 telecom circles of India. In contrast, Vodafone has 4G services in 17 telecom circles of India and Idea is offering 4G services in 10 circles of India.
Airtel 4G is currently available to customers in 25 towns/locations across the Jammu region. The Company plans to expand its 4G footprint to over 100 towns across Jammu & Kashmir. Airtel 4G has been rolled out in J&K using FD-LTE technology in the 1800 MHz band.
Customers can enjoy Airtel 4G across a range of smart devices including 4G compatible smartphones and 4G hotspots. Airtel 4G will allow customers to experience uninterrupted HD video streaming, superfast uploading and downloading of movies, music, and images. Airtel has been rated as India’s fastest mobile network by Ookla - the global leader in broadband testing and web-based network diagnostic applications. This latest recognition furthers cements Airtel’s position as India’s best smartphone network that consistently enables a superior online experience for customers.
Commenting on the launch, Raveendra Desai, COO – J&K, Bharti Airtel said, “We are pleased to launch our 4G services in the state of Jammu & Kashmir and look forward to delighting customers with best in class services on India’s best smartphone network. We invite customers to avail the exciting data offers and get on to the digital superhighway. We remain committed to the Government’s digital vision for the State and will continue to invest in expanding our services.”
Airtel 4G services are available at 3G prices. Customers can upgrade to 4G SIM for free and choose from a range of exciting Prepaid and Postpaid plans that offer generous dollops of high speeds data. For more details visit www.airtel.in/4G.
As part of Project Leap, Airtel has been deploying state-of-the-art technology solutions for better indoor coverage and network optimisation; overhauling legacy systems with new equipment and making investments in additional spectrum and fiber to significantly improving its network capabilities across the country since last year.
List of towns where 4G is currently available in Jammu & Kashmir - Jammu, Akhnoor, Nagrota, Kathua, Katra, Samba, Udhampur, Reasi, Rehambal, Bari Brahamana, Billawar, Ghomanhasan, Miran Sahib, Misriwala, Raipur Domana, Bashohli, Hiranagar, Rajauri, Sunderbani, Thanamandi, Jyotipuram, Talwara, Badlirakh, Garnai and Vaishno Devi.