Tikona Digital has announced its plans to spend Rs 1,000 crore in the next two years to launch its data offerings on 4G/LTE networks. The company has WiMax licenses which it won in the 2010 license a to offer these services in 5 telecom circles 2010 licence auction, along with Infotel Broadband Services, taken over by Reliance Industries, as well as Qualcomm, Aircel and others. Tikona’s CEO Prakash Bajpai told Business Standard in an exclusive interview that the company is looking forward to combine both LTE and Wi-Fi in future.
“When at home, traffic will automatically get bypassed to Wi-Fi. When the devices are used outside, we can connect it to LTE. Both will offer high speed experience but this way, it will have a better cost distribution and this combination will be very powerful,” said Bajpai. The number of devices used will be given connectivity and user authentication. The Wi-Fi and LTE combination will also follow the usage patterns of the consumers. “Around 80 per cent of data usage happens when you are stationary and indoors. You don’t surf YouTube while walking on the road. You do it when you are settled in the home and in the office, right? That will be well taken care of by the Wi-Fi capacity,” said Bajpai.