Telenor expands 4G services on pilot basis

Telecom network operator Telenor India has launched a pilot project to offer 4G services in Dhanbad.

Telenor’s mobile subscribers will experience wireless mobile internet on the company’s network architecture. The company in a statement said that its 4G service ensure “high speed” to customers, but it did not specify the download and upload speeds.

Telenor has already launched 4G services – on pilot basis — across its 6 telecom circles in Varanasi, Vizag, Amravati, Agra, Anand, Lucknow, Ranchi, Vijayawada, Tenali, Eluru, and Bhimavaram. Telenor recently said that it will not participate in the spectrum auction in India.

Telenor is selling 4G data packs at Rs 11 to offer 100 MB 4G data with 1 day validity, while STV 148 offers 1 GB 4G data with tariffs of 25 p/min for all local calls and 30 p/min for STD calls with validity of 28 days.

High data users can avail STV 248 which offers 2 GB 4G data with tariffs of 25 p/min for all local calls and 30 p/min for STD Calls with validity of 28 days.

“With 100 percent sites being ready in the city with advanced equipment and efficient spectral deployment, the company is geared up to offer superior speed and better experience at affordable price,” said AEA Jameel, circle business head – Bihar & Jharkhand, Telenor India.

Chinese telecom network and software maker Huawei is assisting Telenor India for modernizing its entire network and the target is to complete the project in 2017.

Telenor India has already modernized more than 10,000 network sites. The company has upgraded 1,017 cell sites in Jharkhand out of 1,203 with new telecom equipments. Telenor has deployed Lean GSM solutions that improves the network capacity and coverage by nearly 25 percent using the same spectrum resources and provides superior voice and data experience.

Telenor has reduced congestion and increased data throughput resulting in an improved network experience for its customers. In addition, the new equipment is environment friendly as it consumes up to 30 percent less power.