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

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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September 15, 2014 5:52 pm 5:52 PM

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

June 10, 2014 8:00 am 8:00 AM

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

Akshay Raj
June 21, 2014 3:00 pm 3:00 PM

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

April 4, 2014 7:45 am 7:45 AM

*Well that’s great but can you slide in a BSNL EVDO sim and see if its working on your moto x.I mean if you’re able to get 1x or EVDO data speeds on BSNL CDMA.

*If the above mentioned stuff happens then moto x will be one of the very few smartphones to support GSM/CDMA and even LTE on 1800 mhz band.

April 4, 2014 11:52 am 11:52 AM

@Rama What are you saying man
But taking your advice I cut my tata indicom card n put it in moto x
there is no coverage actually CDMA is WCDMA but they have forgotten to Put W in it CDMA mode is actually 3G mode….

April 4, 2014 12:25 pm 12:25 PM

*Oh God!!!
Thats why I was very confused anyhow all my doubts are now clear.Thanks saying that its WCDMA/3G and not CDMA.I checked up the website and it was clearly written that your model does not support CDMA.However you had mentioned CDMA so I was confused but now since you have said its WCDMA and not CDMA its completely clear

*Yeah then your moto x should support LTE on 1800

April 4, 2014 2:34 pm 2:34 PM

But what are you saying that my model is only available in Europe. Means Flipkart is making us fool kya means buying this model from europe and selling in india so that they can get more profit….
Plz let me know abt it and also if this is the case then will my moto x warranty not valid in india kya?

April 4, 2014 4:12 pm 4:12 PM

*Hey the website which I have seen is wikipedia.You can also type moto x wikipedia and search it on Google.In wikipedia a little down in the moto x page their is a box where the different models of moto x/there regions of availability and bands supported by them is mentioned.For your model the only region mentioned was Europe and in the entire box I never saw any Indian listing.

April 4, 2014 4:07 pm 4:07 PM
*I cant say for sure but that seems to be the case bro.I mean the model you have mentioned only has a Europe listing on the website and I scanned the entire website but still I am not able to find a moto x model made specifically for India. *Apart from that one thing I can say for sure is that the model has not been made specifically for India.I mean if the model had been made for India then support for 2300 mhz band LTE should have been their right.But in this model only support for 1800 mhz LTE/2600… Read more »
April 4, 2014 6:50 pm 6:50 PM
@Rama I went to motorola care they said there is warranty with this piece And what u r saying is partly correct but not fully bcuz on box its written price in Rs i.e 23999/- and its printed & not labelled externally also inside the box there is 1 manual written in hindi so its confirm they have made this for india nly….when wr start the phone first in setup defaultly it selected language English (India)….N abt used piece it was not case with me it was completely sealed pack the plastic outside was a very tough 1 made by… Read more »
April 4, 2014 7:24 pm 7:24 PM

*I think its not flipkart but motorola which is playing around the fool.Motorola has the made the box and manual look Indian as well as the software look Indian but the smartphone as such is the European model.

*Read the comment below and try visiting wikipedia.