Aircel to launch its 4G LTE services by December
Aircel is investing around $500 million in preparation for the launch of its LTE TDD 4G services. The Business Standard reports that Aircel is all set to launch its 4G services in the country between October and December starting with Chennai and other cities of the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
While Airtel has already launched its 4G LTE services in Kolkata and Bangalore, Indians have been more or less deprived of any substantial 4G action.
Aircel will not only launch 4G dongles, but will also provide super fast broadband connections on the basis of 4G technology and would also provide services for education, video on demand and health care. It is creating and leasing its own fiber-optic infrastructure and is more less adapting a model similar to Reliance whose subsidiary InfoTel has obtained 4G licenses in multiple circles.
Notably, Aircel is not looking to be an all India 4G player but it would rather prefer to play a major role in particular circles. In the case of Aircel, that happens to be south India. Aircel has license to operate its 4G services in eight circles.