While most of the industry experts were estimating that Reliance Industries Telecom wing Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL) will take the throne of the second Indian telecom 4G LTE operator in the country, after Airtel, however it looks like Aircel has bagged the position.
This can be said as Aircel, which is one of the India's leading telecom operator has officially announced its 4G services for the country. Obviously, in the initial phase, not all circles will get the benefits of using the latest 4G service from Aircel but the telecom company plans to expand swifly till the time the year would end.
As per the announcement, Aircel will start its 4G services starting with four circles - Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar and Odisha. The company will be using 2300MHz band to provide the 4G LTE services but other details are not provided by the company at the moment.
Aircel holds 20MHz spectrum in the 4G LTE 2300 MHz band across eight circles - Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Assam and North East and Jammu and Kashmir. With the launch of 4G LTE services, Aircel thinks it is well placed to continue to meet the ever increasing data demand of the users.
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 company's enterprise customers will experience a 4G LTE high-speed network to receive dedicated internet and secure VPN (Virtual Private Network) services whereas, its Home customers will experience various infotainment services on high-speed broadband that will help connect any wi-fi device to support services such as faster internet access, Smart TVs, Virtual Home Solutions, Home Security, online gaming and much more. However, the roll out of the 4G services or the availability has not been mentioned so far.
Moreover, with the announcement of the 4G LTE services in India, Aircel has become a series threat to Airtel, which has been so far the lone player in the 4G services in the sub-continent.