The Airtel 4G LTE network has officially taken flight in India, commencing its service in the province of Kolkata. In addition to this, the network carrier has also made available 3 distinct tariff plans along with a few introductory offers.
Through this new generation mobile network, users should be able to access websites and online content more smoothly and swiftly, compared to the current 3G HSPA offerings. Furthermore, they should also be able to stream HD videos and upload media to various social networks and file sharing services with ease.
Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharti Airtel, commented, “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. We are confident that others will follow in this direction and participate in our pioneering effort of making TD-LTE the defacto 4G standard in India”
The company is currently offering two devices that are compatible with the 4G LTE network, a USB modem and an indoor wireless gateway. At present, the service in only available in the state of Kolkata and is slated as coming soon for the district of Bengaluru that’s more commonly known as Bangalore. Other regions expected to receive the 4G LTE treatment are Karnataka, Punjab and entire Maharashtra, excluding Mumbai.
The Airtel 4G LTE tariff plans have also been disclosed. Potential users can choose between 3 subscriptions such as the Rs. 999 priced Break free plan which comes with 6GB of data, the Break free max that’s accompanied by 9GB of data for Rs. 1,399 or the Rs. 1,999 Break free Ultra, for 18GB of data. The aforementioned plans are applicable to both, prepaid and postpaid customers.