Idea 4G services launched in Maharashtra, Goa, North East by March: After launching its 4G LTE services in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Odisha and Haryana, the Idea Cellular Company is planning to roll out its services in Maharashtra, Goa and North East by March, 2016.
This news was made official by the announcement of Rajat Mukarji, the Idea Cellular Chief Corporate Affairs. This announcement was made at an event where Mukarji and other top officials had come to launch Idea’s 4G LTE services in 29 districts of Tamil Nadu. Apart from making the announcement in regard to the future plans of the company, he also spoke about the present progress of Idea’s 4G services. Report, Idea Cellular 4G services is now available in 39 towns in Karnataka.
He said that currently Idea has launched its 4G services in 29 towns across 20 districts in 8 telecom circles. Idea has covered a large portion of South India which includes cities like Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Punjab and Haryana, and now the company is heading towards the Northern Eastern side of the country with plans to expand its services in places like Maharashtra, Goa and other North Eastern towns.
“We have already launched the service in South India….Next roll out will be in Maharashtra, Goa and North East…” said Mukarji.
According to Mukarji, the company’s plan is to takeover at least 750 towns across 10 telecom circles by the end of June 2016.
The Idea Cellular 4G LTE service has 1800MHz 4G spectrum in 10 telecom circles and along with that it covers around 50 per cent of telecom market and contributes about 60 per cent to the company’s revenue.
Rajat Mukarji mentioned that at present around 1 billion users are using 4G services and he has also promised that the Idea Cellular telecom Company will provide 4G LTE services to its users at 3G rates. Related article, Vodafone 4G Services Launched in Bengaluru City.
Idea won 9MHz of spectrum in the 1800MHz band and this victory has enabled the company to launch its 4G LTE services in the key revenue market of Maharashtra. This spectrum victory of Idea has also made it the only operator to seamlessly offer all the three mobility technologies which are, GSM, 3G and 4G, in the circle.