India’s third largest telecom network, Idea Cellular, has commenced its 4G services in Guwahati. The company now offers its 4G services in nine towns of Assam including Guwahati, Bongaigaon, Nagaon, Tezpur, Jorhat and Lumding. Idea also said that it would be expanding its 4G services to 13 cities of Assam by June 2017.
Idea launched its 4G services in North East circle last year with an aim to cover 55 towns including all the six state capitals: Shillong, Imphal, Kohima, Agartala, Aizwal, and Itanagar.
At the same time, the telco also unveiled Digital Idea - a suite of digital applications for the customers on-the-go. The three digital apps of Idea include - Idea Music Lounge, Idea Movie Club, and Idea Game Spark and these services will also be available for Idea customers in Assam.
Mr. Rajat Mukarji, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Idea Cellular said, “Idea has consistently invested in the expansion of the network to become a pan-India wireless broadband operator, readying our 200 million customers for the Digital era. Over the last one year, Idea has more than doubled its mobile broadband network on the 4G/3G platform, which now covers over 50 percent of India’s population.”
Currently, Idea has over 193 million subscribers under its belt and has already announced a merger with Vodafone India to form the largest telecom network in the country.
Mr. Pradip Chanda – Circle Head, Assam & NESA, Idea Cellular said, “We are happy to launch our world-class, high-speed 4G services for Idea customers in Assam catering to their ever-growing infotainment needs. The company now offers its 4G services in 9 towns of Assam including Guwahati, Bongaigaon, Nagaon, Tezpur, Jorhat and Lumding. Idea 4G services will be further expanded to cover 13 key towns in Assam by June end. 4G Services in North East Circle were launched in March 2016. We have now developed 40 percent of our total sites there to offer 4G network covering a population of 2.6 million in the North-East region.”
Along with the 4G services, Idea also announced attractive 4G tariff plans including the hourly 4G data pack that gives you unlimited 4G data for one hour at just Rs. 15. Idea did not mention any 4G SIM upgrade offers in Assam, though.