KOLKATA: Bharti Airtel has unveiled fourth generation (4G) mobile services in the state capital. The telecom operator feels that this initiative had been helpful for India to emerge as one of the first country in the globe to commercially deploy this cutting-edge technology.
Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal introduced Airtel's 4G (TD-LTE) network. It is widely believed that the unveiling will lead to a new phase of boosted equitable and inclusive economic growth via the proliferation of broadband services.
Sunil Mittal, Chairman of Bharti Airtel, said, “Today's launch is a major milestone for India and Airtel. Over the past 15 years Airtel has been at the forefront of India's telecom revolution and has set the technology trends in India by aligning with the global standards. We are delighted to now provide leadership in setting the technology standard for 4G services in India by introducing the cutting edge TD-LTE.”
During 2010, Airtel had bid for BWA license spectrum in Kolkata, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra circles. Presently, it is planning to unveil 4G services in Bangalore within 30 days.
The 4G services are priced in the range of Rs 999 per month-Rs 1999 per month for with a free quota of 6- 9 GB.