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Idea Rolls Out Its 4G Services In 39 Towns of Karnataka

The company aims to roll out 4G services across 750 towns and cities in the country by June this year

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Idea Cellular has expanded its high speed 4G LTE services across 39 towns of Karnataka.

Within a month, the company has expanded its 4G service to 24 districts, including major towns of Bangalore, Mysore and Belgaum, covering 20 per cent of the total population of the state.

"Since last week of December 2015, Idea has rapidly rolled out its high-speed 4G LTE network to cover 7 major markets in India. By March 2016, our services will extend to 3 more key markets namely, Maharashtra & Goa, North East and Orissa, and by June 2016, Idea’s 4G footprint will cover 750 cities across 10 telecom circles," said Ambrish Jain, deputy managing director of Idea Cellular.

Idea plans to roll out its 4G services in 18 more southern towns by the end of this financial year. The company has over 8.6 million consumers in Karnataka.

In December, Idea Cellular had launched its 4G services in all 4 telecom circles (5 states) of South India: Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Karnataka.

Earlier in January, the company launched services across 3 more circles (4 states); Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Punjab, expanding its next generation LTE service to 7 telecom service areas.

Idea Cellular currently holds 1800 MHz 4G spectrum in these ten telecom circles.
Idea has recently signed an agreement with Videocon Telecommunications for acquiring 1800 MHz spectrum under ‘Spectrum Trading Agreement’ in two of its key telecom leadership markets of Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh (West).

Post completion of this transaction, Idea’s 4G services will be extended to 12 service areas, covering 75 per cent of its revenue base in the country.

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