Aircel launched 4G services in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar and Odisha
Indian telecom service provider Aircel today launched its 4G services in four mobile circles including Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar and Odisha. Aircel will be the second operator after Airtel, to offer services under all the three existing technologies – 2G, 3G and 4G LTE.
Aircel holds 20 MHz spectrum in the 4G Long Term Evolution (a technology for high-speed data transfer) across eight circles. Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, North East and Jammu & Kashmir are the other circles, apart from the ones where it launched services today, where it holds 4G spectrum.
Anupam Vasudev, chief marketing officer, Aircel said -
“Our existing technological leadership position further lends to providing a promising and reliable 4G LTE service to our customers. The wireless broadband services offered will help customers transform their workplaces and homes into ‘smarter’ entities. The parameters that will differentiate Aircel’s 4G LTE services include customized offerings with a quick turnaround time for deployment of services to Enterprise and Home customer, beating existing industry standards; high speed and low latency, which are critical to any enterprise service experience, will be Aircel’s key focus deliverable building on Reliable MPLS (Multiple Protocol Label Switching) core network. It is with this targeted approach, Aircel is confident of leading the 4G LTE market in India.”
Aircel is placed at No.6 in the telecom market, which is led by Airtel. The company has a market share of 7.92 per cent with a total subscriber base of 7.2 crore as of May 31, 2014. Aircel has 3G spectrum in 13 circles and BWA spectrum in eight circles.