Airtel launches 4G service in Kolkata

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Airtel launches 4G service in Kolkata

  • 2012-04-12 02:55:22
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News / Telecom Airtel launches 4G service in Kolkata
Lightning fast Internet speed will now be just a click away! India’s leading telecom services provider Bharti Airtel has launched the 4G LTE services in Kolkata officially and now, you can get the 4G LTE devices for your PC/Laptop now. Union telecom and IT minister Kapil Sibal launched the service.

Airtel has roped in Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE to plan, design, supply and deploy its BWA network in Kolkata. It has potential to provide download speeds of around 100 Megabits per second when an user is on the move, and can go up to 1 Gigabits per second at a fixed location. The launch will allow high-speed Internet services that include high-definition video streaming and instant photo and video downloads. It will also facilitate quicker uploads.

Many device makers have already said that they will bring LTE tablets to the market. But since for now only Kolkata is to have 4G services, we do not see device makers launching these tablets anytime soon. Device makers will start launching 4G tablets once Reliance Infotel, which has a pan India 4G license, rolls out 4G services.

The telecom major has appointed Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) for building and operating network in the Maharashtra circle using TD-LTE -- one of the 4G technologies. With the launch in Kolkata, Airtel will become the first company to start 4G wireless services in the country. The company had won BWA spectrum in 2010 for four telecom circles -- Kolkata, Maharashtra, Punjab and Karnataka and had paid Rs 3,314.36 crore.

To check out Airtel 4G plan details visit here.
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