All 4G enthusiast in India are one step closer to experiencing the fourth generation High Speed Broadband Services. Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum winner Augere Wireless Broadband geared up to launch Long Term Evolution (LTE) based High Speed 4G Wirelss Broadband service in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh telecom circle beginning May 2012.
UK based Augere Wireless Broadband today said that company plans to invest up to $60 million over the next three-five years to launch fourth-generation (4G) broadband services (BWA) in Madhya Pradesh telecom circle dubbed as “ZOOSH Broadband” where it has 4G spectrum and BWA license.
Augere Wireless Chief Executive Lars Stork said that “We are delighted to be one of the first wireless broadband service providers to announce our plans for the launch of 4G services in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. We will rolls out commercial 4G Wireless Broadband services initially in 14 cities of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh under the brand ZOOSH.The commercial 4G launch is expected on April or May, next year and it will complete the service roll out by early 2013.”
According to the company’s statement capital city Bhopal will be the first city in Madhya Pradesh to get the 4G Broadband services in January followed by other major cities in like Indore, Raipur, Gwalior in MP and Durg (chattisgarh) till the April 2012. All other cities and towns will get the services during the course of the year.
Augere has selected Ericsson and gave a three-year contract where in Ericsson will plan, design, build, operate, maintain and provide equipment management for the 4G network. The TD LTE technology is capable of speeds up to 100 Mbps and is backwards compatible with 3G (CDMA as well as GSM) which means that subscribers will be connected to 3G via Roaming in other service providers where 4G network is not available.
State operator BSNL and Reliance Infotel (RIL Group) in the only pan India spectrum winner for 4G / BWA service. Other winners are Bharti Airtel (4 circles) Aircel (8 circles), Tikona Wireless (5 circles), and Qualcomm (4 Circles) and MTNL (2 circles).
Augere also offers WiMAX-based wireless internet under the Qubee brand in Pakistan and Bangladesh. It also plans to launch similar services in Uganda and Rwanda in African market, after launching operations in India.