Airtel To Roll-Out 4G Services Pan India Using using FD-LTE in 1800 MHz, besides its existing TD-LTE roll-out in 2300 MHz band

By February 13th, 2014 AT 10:45 PM

Airtel 4G Pan IndiaAirtel will be rolling out 4G networks in various circles using FD-LTE technology in the 1800 MHz band besides its existing TD-LTE roll-out in the 2300 MHz band, giving it a pan-India 4G footprint.

Airtel has acquired 115.0 MHz spectrum for a total consideration of Rs. 18,530 crores in the just concluded spectrum auction conducted by the Government of India. Bharti Airtel will make an upfront payment of Rs. 5,425 crores, with the balance to be paid in ten annual instalments of Rs. 1,310 crores each, commencing two years from now.

It added that in most circles the auction in 1800 MHz showed a balanced approach between the revenue for the exchequer and industry viability due to ample spectrum being put up for auctions. However, the auction in 900 MHz band resulted in artificial and unrealistic prices on account of shortage of spectrum and the unenviable position of the incumbents who were forced to bid for this spectrum to protect the interest of their customers and the huge investments made by them.

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does anyone know about tablets which are compatible with lte 4g in these frequencies? that can be used in india..

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Please provide is AIRTEL same cel no of Mumbai can be used in Haryana.

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Yeah ! Finally my Note 3 9005 Snapdragon edition will pay off 🙂

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