3G is the past and 4G is the current standard in mobile Internet services. Now it seems like more establishments are trying to zero in on the possibilities of 4G services. And one such company to have understood the importance of the service is Videocon.
According to reports, Videocon Telecommunications is planning to launch its first ever 4G services using the FDD-LTE technology by December 2014 in India. As of now, the telco is looking at launching the services initially in Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
"Our internal target is to launch services around December this year. Initially we are planning to do it in 10 towns. The launch would be in Gujarat, M.P CG, Haryana, UP West, UP east and Bihar," Videocon Telecom CEO Arvind Bali told ETTelecom at the recently held 4G World India event.
Bali added that that the company is currently negotiating with equipment vendors to offer 4G services straight to the places where it hasn't even launched 2G services yet.
Apart from that, he also revealed that the company is also looking to bring in a whole range of services developed around 4G services, like live IPTV.
"We are doing studies around our 4G LTE network and the areas that we want to cover initially. We want to be the first operator in the country to launch 4G services using the FDD-LTE technology," Bali further added.
"We will be going by cluster by cluster, where demand is high for high-speed mobile broadband services and people are willing to pay for high-speed data services."
Currently, the company is also looking at the possibilty of spectrum trading and sharing to expand its operations in the country. "Once the policy is out, we will surely be looking at the option to expand our operations in India," Bali said.