Idea deploys 4G LTE service across 575 towns in 100 days

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Idea Cellular has completed the deployment of 4G LTE services in 100 days in the country. After introducing the service in December 2015, Idea made its 4G presence in 575 towns across its 10 leading circles. Among the 575 towns, Idea claims to be the first 4G broadband service provider in 250 towns.

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“With this Idea Cellular, is now servicing over 125 million users with its world-class 4G LTE services, built on a strong foundation of 14,000+ 4G sites across the country,” stated a release from the company.

Under its 3G service, Idea has built 22,000 3G cell sites since last two years by adding 28,500 new sites to create an infrastructure of over 50,000 sites. Its 3G services are expanded on 900 MHz band, making it a superior network provider to users in Delhi, and select cities of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, indicated the release from Idea Cellular.

According to TRAI, Idea is the fastest growing telecom operator with an overall RMS of 18.9% (Q3 FY16 report). Idea has 6.1 million 4G devices, nearly 6% of its subscriber base in these 10 telecom service areas, registered on its network. In comparison, on an All India basis, Idea has nearly 48.6 million customers owning 3G devices (approx. 28% of EoP) and over 9.8 million customers with 4G devices (approx. 5% of EoP).

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