4G in India


Airtel Launches 4G services in Vadodara and Anand on 1800MHz spectrum band using FD LTE technology

Airtel today announced the launch of its 4G services in Vadodara and Anand. Customer will be able to access 4G across a range of smart devices including mobile phones, 4G MiFi and dongles with value-for-money pre-paid and post-paid plans. Airtel 4G in Gujarat has been rolled out using spectrum band of 1800 MHz (FD LTE) which ensures higher spectrum efficiency and increased upload and download speeds, which translates into a… Read More


Customers opting for our services after Dec 3 to get new offers and tariff plans: Reliance Jio

Mukesh Ambani-led 4G telco Reliance Jio has come up with a clarification over Trai’s order which limits its promotional offer till December 3, 2016, and said that its subscribers will continue to get the benefits of free unlimited voice and data under the “Welcome Offer” till December 31 2016. It however said that the promotional offer, namely, Welcome Offer, will be available to all the new customers for subscription till… Read More


Airtel 4G services now available at Gwalior and Ashoknagar in Madhya Pradesh, attractive prepaid and postpaid 4G plans announced

Bharti Airtel has announced the launch of 4G services at Gwalior and Ashoknagar in Madhya Pradesh. The company has deployed 4G services in the places via its state-of-the-art FD-LTE technology in the 1800 Mhz band. Also, the services in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have been rolled out using 10 Mhz of 1800 Mhz spectrum, which it claims to be an industry-first initiative. Commenting on the launch, Dharmender Khajuria, Chief Executive… Read More


Jio welcome offer for new subscribers available upto 3rd December, once activated valid upto 31st December

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocomm can’t offer promotional offer beyond December 3, 2016, sector regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) Thursday said in a letter to all other GSM telecom operators. The new 4G entrant Reliance Jio kicked off its commercial services on September 5 with the launch of free promotional offer, namely “Welcome Offer”, which the company has said will provide free access to voice service and data… Read More


Airtel starts offering 4G services in Bhopal, Raisen and Vidisha

Airtel has started offering its 4G services in Bhopal, Raisen and Vidisha. Airtel has deployed state-of-the-art FD LTE technology in the 1800 Mhz band to roll out 4G services across Madhya Pradesh. Also, in an industry first, 4G services in Madhya Pradesh have been rolled out using 10 Mhz of 1800 Mhz spectrum and this will help deliver a superior mobile broadband experience to Airtel customers in the state. Commenting… Read More


Airtel to offer 10 GB 4G/3G data for Rs. 259 for customers purchasing any new 4G mobile

Airtel today announced an exciting data offer for all customers purchasing a new 4G mobile handset. Airtel is offering 10 GB 4G/3G data on a recharge of Rs. 259 along with any new 4G handset. 1 GB data will be instantly credited to the customer’s account and the additional 9 GB data can be claimed by the customer through MyAirtel App. The data will be valid for 28 days. Users can… Read More


Reliance Jio is a well engineered ecosystem with Rs 2,50,000 crore investment, developing content in 12 regional languages: Mukesh Ambani

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani said that Reliance Jio is a well thought-out, well executed and well engineered ecosystem with Rs 2,50,000 crore investment. In an interview to The Print, a digital media outfit owned by senior journalists Shekhar Gupta and Barkha Dutt, Ambani also termed the ongoing fight for inter-connectivity as ragging by the top telcos like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular. Ambani compared Jio to a… Read More


Reliance Jio has threatened top telcos’ major revenue contributor with free voice offering

Reliance Jio has threatened India telecom operators’ major revenue contributor, voice, with the launch of life-time free voice calls, and its launch strategy will squeeze operational cash flows of the Indian telecom sector in Fiscal year 17-18, according to India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra). Top telcos such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular’s debt burden will also go up with the increase in spectrum and non-spectrum debt capital expenditure… Read More


Nokia strengthens Airtel’s 4G deployment across nine circles in India

The global technology leader Nokia and the telecom operator Bharti Airtel have joined together to deploy 4G technology across nine circles in India as a means to meet the increasing data demand in the country. According to Nokia, India reports a massive increase in 4G LTE device ecosystem. Also, there is an increase in the access of news, video content, gaming and social media and the traffic from these contents… Read More


Reliance Jio now uses 10 MHz spectrum in Band 3 to offer 4G services in Kolkata

Reliance Jio has completed the upgradation of its network in the Kolkata circle with the deployment of unused 5 MHz spectrum block in the band 3, now running the network with a total of 10 MHz spectrum in the band 3, according to information shared by a tipster. The move will help the company offer better speeds to customers in the circle. The Mukesh Ambani-led telco is running 4G services using the… Read More


Airtel is the fastest, Jio has the widest coverage: Twin Prime Report

A leading player in mobile app acceleration Twin Prime has released the “State of Mobile Performance report”, providing a detailed analysis on the current state of mobile performance in the U.S., Europe, and India. According to the report, Airtel is found to be the fastest carrier in India. Reliance Jio, on the other hand, is ranked high for its consistency. The report has looked into various parameters to rank the… Read More


Hisar, Haryana gets Vodafone SuperNet 4G

Vodafone India has launched its SuperNet 4G service in Hisar district of Haryana. Built on the 1800 MHz band, Vodafone SuperNet 4G will allow the subscribers in Hisar to enjoy superior internet experience via a range of devices including mobile phones, dongles, and Mi-Fi. Vodafone SuperNet 4G service in Haryana is built on a strong fiber backhaul and is supported by its superfast 3G services. Commenting on the launch of Vodafone… Read More


Vodafone and Idea bet big on 2500 MHz TDD-LTE in India, device ecosystem still relatively underdeveloped

Vodafone and Idea will create a new LTE ecosystem in the country on 2500MHz band (TDD-LTE on Band 41). Both companies did not have any spectrum in the 2300MHz band and they are currently offering LTE-FD on the liberalized 1800 MHz band only. Vodafone has acquired 2500MHz spectrum in 14 circles while Idea won the same in 15 circles. While Vodafone targets metro circles and mostly cat-B circles for its… Read More

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