Kolkata became the second city to enjoy Airtel’s Platinum 3G when the company announced its launch in the city. With Airtel Platinum 3G service, subscribers in Kolkata can enjoy internet 122% faster than any other network at no extra cost. They can experience the service in their existing 3G tariffs.
“The videos will stream 144% faster than the present speed and will have 36% enhanced indoor coverage along with better battery life”, Singh Negi, Chief Executive Officer, Airtel – West Bengal and Orissa Operations certified.
Airtel first launched its ‘Platinum 3G’ service in Mumbai. Telecom Talk had even reviewed its experience in Mumbai circle. Airtel claim ‘Platinum 3G’ with 34% faster speed than 3G on 2100 MHz and 30% better indoor coverage. Videos on the platinum 3G network will stream 25% faster and battery will last 16% longer than the present condition. Voice calls on platinum 3G network will also be clearer than the traditional 3G.
Airtel’s new move is a challenge to Reliance Jio’s Wi-fi services in the city. Implemented in few places, Reliance promised to make Kolkata first Wi-fi city in the country.
The service launched on 900MHz spectrum will offer better services to the subscriber, especially for travelers who tend to lose connectivity from time-to-time.