Idea launches 4G service in North East

Telecom major Idea Cellular announced entry of its 4G LTE service in the North East, with the launch of the high-speed service here.


Telecom major Idea Cellular announced entry of its 4G LTE service in the North East, with the launch of the high-speed service here.

With this launch, Idea expands its service to nine telecom circles. Currently Idea 4G LTE service covers over 300 towns and plans to cover 750 towns by June 2016 across 10 telecom circles, said Idea Cellular Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Rajat Mukarji.

The company will expand its 4G LTE service to 4 more North Eastern towns of Kohima, Imphal, Tura and Senapati covering three states of the region before the end of the current financial year.

By May, the company will launch its 4G LTE service in Mokokchung in Nagaland, Agartala and Aizwal, he added.
P Lakshminarayana, Chief Operating Officer-Corporate, Idea Cellular, said since the last week of December 2015, Idea has rapidly rolled out its high speed 4 G LTE network to cover 9 major markets in India.

"We will soon launch 4G LTE service in another key circle of Maharashtra and Goa by June 2016," he said.

In a recent report revealed that Ericsson has been selected by Idea Cellular, the mobile services operator in India with over 170 million subscribers, to deploy a 4G/LTE network and to transform its existing 2G and 3G networks.

According to the report, the LTE deployment will cover select telecom circles which serve over 40 million subscribers. It will enable Idea Cellular to deliver superior mobile broadband experiences, including faster mobile data speeds and better smartphone performance, to its subscribers.

With inputs from PTI