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Idea Cellular launches 4G LTE services in Northeast India

Idea Cellular has launched 4G services in North East region of India. The company plans to expand its 4G network to four more Northeastern towns by the end of the current financial year.

  • Published: March 9, 2016 11:32 AM IST
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Telecom major Idea Cellular today announced entry of its 4G LTE service in the North East, with the launch of the high-speed service. With this launch, Idea expands its service to nine telecom circles. Currently Idea 4G LTE service covers over 300 towns and plans to cover 750 towns by June 2016 across 10 telecom circles, said Idea Cellular Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Rajat Mukarji. The company will expand its 4G LTE service to 4 more North Eastern towns of Kohima, Imphal, Tura and Senapati covering three states of the region before the end of the current financial year.

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By May, the company will launch its 4G LTE service in Mokokchung in Nagaland, Agartala and Aizwal, he added. P Lakshminarayana, Chief Operating Officer-Corporate, Idea Cellular, said since the last week of December 2015, Idea has rapidly rolled out its high speed 4 G LTE network to cover 9 major markets in India.

“We will soon launch 4G LTE service in another key circle of Maharashtra and Goa by June 2016,” he said.

In January, Idea Cellular had announced that it will extend its 4G network to 750 cities across 10 telecom circles by June 2016. Back in December the company had also launched 4G services in South India.

With additional inputs

  • Published Date: March 9, 2016 11:32 AM IST