Exclusive: Idea Cellular to soon launch 4G network in Himachal Pradesh

After expanding 4G services in 10 circles, Idea Cellular is all set to launch 4G in Himachal Pradesh. According to sources, the company has plans to launch high speed 4G services in September there. The company which has 4.8 Mhz of liberalized spectrum in 1800 Mhz band would use narrow band LTE technology to offer 4G services to its customers in the region.


An Idea network engineer working with the 4G project said ‘The company has already tested 4G successfully in some places and got great 4G speed during test situations’ However in normal conditions, speeds would be like 10-20 Mbps, he added.

Another person familiar with such developments, told us that initially the company would cover major city parts and residential complexes. And later during commercial launch, they would roll out to more areas in several phases.

As of now we haven’t got the launch schedule as the company is yet to set a date for the launch. But we can expect them to announce it shortly after offering 4G SIM upgradation to their customers to make them 4G ready.

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Rhishav | Kolkata | Moto X Play
August 26, 2016 11:07 am 11:07 AM

Narrow band 4G is a really happening thing in India at this moment. First Telenor then Vodafone and now Idea.

August 25, 2016 11:04 pm 11:04 PM

Don’t know when idea is going to Launch 4G in Pune & Nashik in Maharashtra. All of the major cities are mentioned in 4G coverage but why there is a delay in Pune & Nashik don’t know.
idea is surely going to loose its 3G customer in these cities to Jio.

Mandar Sherbet
August 26, 2016 10:17 am 10:17 AM

Idea faced spectrum harmonisation issue for Pune & Nashik regions and hence could not use it’s 1800 MHz spectrum for 4G here. In the mean time Idea introduced 3G on 900 MHz band for these cities, which increased it’s capacity, speed and indoor coverage. Idea has now received harmonised 1800 MHz spectrum in July. It must already be working overtime to launch 4G in these 2 important cities of Maharashtra circle. 4G should be available in these cities anytime in the next 2-4 weeks.

August 26, 2016 6:51 am 6:51 AM

Within the next 2 months

Suyash limaye
August 26, 2016 12:17 am 12:17 AM


August 25, 2016 6:53 pm 6:53 PM

I m from himachal and I got a msg from Idea about 4G coming soon