Videocon to launch high speed data LTE services in India in second half of 2013

Telecom Lead India: Videocon Mobile Services announced plans to launch high-speed data LTE products and services in the second half of 2013 in Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Punjab, Gujarat, UP (East & West), Bihar & Jharkhand.

Arvind Bali, director and CEO, Videocon Mobile

The announcement follows the company’s participation in the recently concluded 2G Spectrum auction. Videocon Mobile Services  has bagged liberalized spectrum in the telecom circle of Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh along with 5 other circles of Haryana, Gujarat, UP (East & West), Bihar and Jharkhand.

Having re-won the spectrum for the 6 circles, viz., MP-Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, UP (East & West), Bihar & Jharkhand along with Punjab wherein it already has its ongoing operations; Videocon Mobile Services will ensure that customers keep on enjoying the best services and great value for money product offerings seamlessly, the company said.

The liberalized spectrum can be used to roll out Next Generation Networks and Services by adapting a highly spectrally efficient 4G technology FDD LTE. This enables operators to gain more efficiency using the same spectrum resources. Next-generation network technologies enable about 30 times more data capacity than a traditional 2G network, allowing telcos to extend the lifespan of existing spectrum assets and reduce the amount of additional spectrum required.

“It is a proud achievement for us to bag spectrums across the vibrant telecom sectors which comprise of a very high subscriber footprint of the country,” said Arvind Bali, director and CEO, Videocon Mobile Services while announcing the company’s future plans and vision.

“Videocon Mobile Services enjoy a strong positioning in the aforesaid telecom circles and herein that we see a humongous potential for developing a greater subscriber base,” Bali added. “It is in this regard, that following a successful spectrum allocation we seek to provide the subscribers with enhanced 4G FDD LTE ready network which will enable deliverance of best services and great value-for-money product offerings to the consumers.”

Currently Airtel is the only telco offering 4G service in India. Recently Reliance Industries-promoted Infotel Broadband has approached the Department of Telecommunications for allocating telephone number series to test Voice over LTE technology on its TD-LTE network.

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