Videocon to offer 4G services at 2G rates , plans to launch 4G by end of this year
Telecom operator Videocon Telecommunications Ltd on Thursday said it will offer ultrafast 4G mobile Internet services at existing 2G and 3G prices.
Videocon Telecommunications director and CEO) Arvind Bali said -
“We will be offering 4G at 2G, 3G rates, It will take us three-four months to deploy technology from the date we place purchase order. We will start from 10 cities initially by end of this fiscal and we will scale as the business grows,”
The company has earlier said its will follow strategy to keep prices of telecom services 20-25% lower than competition.
Bali said typically a 2G network offers speeds of 64 to 144 kilobit per second (kbps) and a 3G network offers speeds of up to 144 kbps to 2 megabit per second, while on a 4G network one can practically get five to 50 times the 3G speed depending on the available spectrum.
“Further, a 4G network comes with an advantage of low cost per bit compared to 2G and 3G networks. The advantage of the 4G experience will be the fact that users will be able to download the same amount of data in much lesser time and hence allow us to accommodate more data download on our network,” he said.