Airtel has launched India’s first 4G TD-LTE network in Kolkata today. Airtel is claiming download speed of up to 100 Mbps and upload speed of up to 40 Mbps, though these would be the theoretical peak speeds. Like we reported yesterday, Airtel will offer two compatible devices and three data plans. Read on for details.
Airtel has priced the LTE compatible multi-mode USB modem at Rs 7,999 and the indoor CPE with Wi-Fi module at Rs 7,750. The tariffs are the same as we reported yesterday. Shocking as it may sound, it seems that once a user crosses the monthly data quota, the speed would be throttled to 128Kbps and there seems to be no way to buy more data.
As an introductory offer, subscribers of Rs 999 plan will get back one month of their rental over the first six months (Rs 167/bill for six months) while those on the Rs 1,399 and Rs 1,999 will get two months worth of rental over the first six months (Rs 466/bill and Rs 666/bill respectively).