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Airtel re-confirms launching 4G network this month in Kolkata

|April 4 2012 |4G, 4G LTE, Airtel, Location Based Services, Technology


Where is the 4G network in Kolkata? You may be asking yourself this question as Airtel earlier claimed of launching a trial phase of the 4G network in the 'City of Joy' first before launching it in full fledged way in other parts of India.

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Well, your question has an answer today. Sanjay Kapoor, CEO of Airtel, told today to the media at a GSMA event that the company will be launching its fourth generation network this month in Kolkata.

The 4G cellular mobile communications standard offers data downloading speed at 100GB per second. Apart from this, users on 4G network can also enjoy high-speed Internet browsing, HD video streaming, voice over LTE and location-based services in 4G ultra-fast Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology network.

Earlier it was reported that Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is to rollout a trial phase of 4G network in Jamnagar, Gujarat in April before it launches the service across India.

Only RIL has secured 4G spectrum in all circles of India through its subsidiary Infotel Broadband services. Airtel has won rights for Punjab, Karnataka, Kolkata and Maharashtra where as Qualcomm to come up with the network in Haryana, Kerala, Mumbai and Delhi. Aircel has managed to acquire 4G networks in Assam, orissa, Bihar, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, J&K and North East circles. Tikona will launch the service in Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, UP and Gujarat where as Mauritius based Augere Limited has managed to grab only the Madhya Pradesh circle.


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