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Idea rolls out 4G LTE services in 37 towns across AP, Telangana

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Feb 16, 2016, 8:48 pm IST
Updated Feb 16, 2016, 8:48 pm IST
Within less than two months the company has expanded its 4G LTE service footprint to 20 districts.
Ramakrishna B, COO, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana alongwith Rajat Mukarji, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
 Ramakrishna B, COO, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana alongwith Rajat Mukarji, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

Hyderabad: Idea Cellular, India’s fastest growing telecom operator, on Tuesday announced the expansion of its high-speed 4G LTE services across 37 towns of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Within less than two months the company has expanded its 4G LTE service footprint to 20 districts, including major towns of Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Vizag, Warangal, Kakinada, Nalgonda, Kadapa, Kakinada and Tirupathi; covering 18 per cent of the total population of the circle.

 

In addition to Hyderabad, Idea has today launched its high-speed 4G LTE services in other towns of Kodur, Anakapalli, Kothakota, Jadcherla, Armoor, Narsampet, Renigunta, Rudraram, Palamaner, Narsipatnam, Tekkali, Yellamanchali, Gajwel, Ghatkesar, Pileru, Metpally and Ananthapur.

With rapid expansion Idea will launch its 4G services in Nizambad, Karimnagar, Nellore, Kurnool, Khammam, Srikakulam and 78 more towns by end of this financial year, taking the total tally to 121.

Idea Cellular is one of the leading players in the country with over 15.38 million satisfied consumers in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Idea provides extensive 2G coverage, 3G coverage, and the recently launched 4G LTE services with wide network coverage.

 

In December 2015, Idea Cellular had announced the launch of 4G LTE services in all 4 telecom circles (5 states) of South India, namely Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, and Karnataka.

Earlier this month, the company launched services across 4 more circles (5 Indian states)—Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Punjab and Odisha, expanding its 4G LTE service footprint to 8 telecom service areas.

Ambrish Jain, Deputy Managing Director, Idea Cellular said, “Since the last week of December 2015, Idea has rapidly rolled out its high-speed 4G LTE network to cover 8 major markets in India. By March 2016, our services will extend to 2 more key markets namely, Maharashtra & Goa, and North East, and by June 2016, Idea’s 4G footprint will cover 750 cities across 10 telecom circles.”

 

Idea Cellular currently holds 1800 MHz 4G spectrum in 10 Telecom circles which cover 50 per cent of telecom market but over 60 per cent of Idea’s gross revenue.

Speaking on the occasion, Sashi Shankar, Chief Marketing Officer, Idea Cellular, “Idea customers with 4G devices in these towns can now start experiencing super fast speeds by simply upgrading their existing SIM cards to new 4G SIM cards. Idea has also partnered with leading handset manufacturers and e-commerce retailers for special data bundling offers on new 4G smartphones.”

 

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