Aircel 3G Services Likely to be Launched within 40 days; Company to Start 4G/BWA Trials by April

Written By Sam on 11 January 2011

Aircel was a relatively late entrant in the telecom sector in India. However, it has an accelerated growth rate and now plans to offer 3G HSPA network within the next 40 to 60 days in all its 13 telecom circles where it holds licenses. The company is also in a state of readiness to offer 4G/BWA services by 2012. The company claims to be the first telecom operator in the country to offer this fourth generation service.

Mallikarjuna Rao, CTO of Aircel, has revealed that the company plans to start 4G/Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) trials by April, with full-fledged services expected to be rolled out in January 2012 in at least 8 telecom circles.

To date, Aircel is understood to have invested the maximum in 3G spectrum auction for its playing fields in the South and Eastern regions of the country. It has 3G licenses in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu (including Chennai) Kerala, Punjab, U.P (East), Kolkata, West Bengal, Bihar & Jharkhand, Orissa, Assam, North East, and Jammu & Kashmir.

The company has obtained license for 8 telecom circles of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu (including Chennai), Bihar, Orissa, West Bengal, North East, Assam and Jammu & Kashmir, for Broadband Wireless Access (BWA). One waits for the services to be rolled out.

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