Riding on the back of a data network of 2,500 cell sites for 3G and 5,000 modernized towers for 2G, Idea Cellular has commercially launched its 3G network in Delhi NCR, the company said on Friday. A company statement said its 3G network on 900 MHz band, which has high-calibre transmission and propagation capabilities, will provide a jam-free network, offering high-speed Internet and indoor internet coverage. Also Read - Reliance Jio tops 4G download speed in January while Vodafone leads in upload speed: TRAIAlso Read - Vodafone might exit Indian market over high taxes and recent court ruling
“Mobile users in Delhi NCR are the most evolved consumers in the country with high usage of both voice and data services. Unfortunately, the high traffic on jammed networks has left consumers unhappy and looking for a network which offers superior connectivity, both on the roads as well as indoors,” said Ambrish Jain, deputy managing director, Idea Cellular. Also Read - Vodafone drops free Amazon Prime membership with Rs 399 postpaid plan: A look at alternatives
“Over the last two years, Idea has invested heavily in acquiring spectrum in the most efficient 900 MHz band and setting up a future-ready, modernized network to cater to the growing demand of mobile users in the region,” he added. Idea is rolling out a wide portfolio of products and services for its 3G customers in the city, ranging from 900 MHz dongles, bundled voice and data offers, sharing and customizable plans, among others, the statement said.