When it comes to telecom service providers in India, Airtel has been phenomenally making its presence felt by launching its latest 4G LTE services for mobile phones in most of the cities. Enhancing its progress rate further, the company has now launched its first 3G Wi-Fi dongle in Mumbai and Andhra Pradesh and will also make them available in other circles in a phased manner.
The dongle is powered by HSPA+ technology, allowing customers to enjoy download speeds of up to 21.6 mbps speed on 3G. Obviously, as the dongle comes with a built-in WiFi support, the customers will have the advantage of creating a Wi-Fi hotspot by just plugging the dongle to any USB port - be it laptop, phone charger or even a car stereo. Moreover, what is even better is that the dongle can be connected to maximum 5 devices simultaneously to which it will offer seamless experience.
The country's leading mobile operators which is also considered as the largest one in terms of revenue and subscribers, last month was also reportedly said to have witnessed a rise in stock after its tie-up with Loop Mobile.
However, Airtel is not the only player as far as this latest product is concerned. CDMA service providers like Tata Teleservices and Sistema Shyam Teleservices have also been offering similar dongles in the country with a bundled data.
Ashok Ganapathy, Hub Chief Executive Officer (Mumbai, Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat) at Bharti Airtel, said, "We are betting big on data, as data is obviously exploding. There is an increasing demand for data in the country, and we are looking at catering to this space. We believe that speed is the value...."