Bharti Airtel launches 4G services in Bangalore
Bangalore: Expanding the 4G footprint in the country, telecom major Bharti Airtel Monday launched the wireless broadband service in Bangalore.
"With the launch of 4G, India will move from being a follower in technology to matching the world in this domain," Bharti Airtel CEO for India and South Asia Sanjay Kapoor said.
Airtel's 4G network in the city was launched by Karnataka Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda.
Bharti Airtel is the only company to start 4G data services in the country and Bangalore is second the city on its network.
The company has selected telecom equipment company Huawei to deploy and manage the network in Bangalore.
To promote this service, Airtel will give cashback facility to its customers on equipment and dongle that company will provide to accessing 4G services.
Airtel 4G has announced to offer service package of 30 GB priced at Rs 2,999. During the first month, Airtel will provide 10 movie titles free of cost for customers. It will subsequently offer unlimited movies package at a monthly subscription of Rs 149.
The company has spectrum for high-speed wireless broadband service in four telecom circles namely Kolkata, Maharashtra, Punjab and Karnataka and paid Rs 3,314.36 crore in 2010 for the broadband wireless access (BWA) airwaves.
It was allocated 20 Mhz of BWA spectrum in 2.3 Ghz frequency band which is considered suitable for transmitting signals for running 4G services.