Exclusive: Kolkata to get 4G services first

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Exclusive: Kolkata to get 4G services first

  • 2012-04-05 04:00:29
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News / Telecom Exclusive: Kolkata to get 4G services first
Last month we have told you that Bharti Airtel will launch it’s 4G services in Kolkata on March,26th,but unfortunately we are going to see a delay as today,CEO of Bharti Airtel, has confirmed the company will be launching 4G services in Kolkata this month. By doing so, Airtel will become the first telecom operator in the country to provide the latest 4G services.

Using the 4G one can obtain speeds greater than 100 Mbps. Currently the speed offered by 3G is 21Mbps. The cost for the services obtained under the new technology will be high.

There are two types of 4G services - WiMax and LTE. While BSNL and MTNL have used WiMax so far, all the other networks will be based on LTE standard. Augere has already announced that it will start commercial operation by April while Reliance has set the deadline to mid 2012.

Airtel is going to expand its 4G services to other cities as soon as the technology is unveiled in Kolkata. Various other companies like Reliance Infotel, BSNL, Tikona, Aircel. Qualcomm, MTNL are also eagerly awaiting to start their respective 4G services. These services are expected to start by July this year.
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