24 December, Mumbai
Idea Cellular, one among the major Indian telecom operators, launched its high speed 4G Long Term Evolution(LTE) services across all the five states of south India – Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana, last night here.
Himanshu Kapadia, managing director, Idea Cellular while announcing the launch said, ”The first phase would cover 75 towns in southern India, which include Kochi, Hosur, Kadapa, Malapuram, Madurai, Mysore, Rajahmundry, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelvei, Vijayawada and Vishakhapatanam, Belgaum,Calicut, Cuddalore,Chitradurga, guntur, Kakinada. While, Kanchipuram and Trichur would follow by December 31, 2015.
He said, ”Idea would expand its 4G services in all southern metros and large towns by March 2016, which includes Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, trivendrum, Mangalore and Coimbatore.”
4G services would also be launched in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Goa, punjab, Haryana, North east and Orissa in a phased manner by March 2016. Idea’s 4G footprint would cover 750 cities across 10 telecom circles, he said.
Idea customers can now start experiencing superfast speeds by simply upgading their existing SIM cards to new 4G SIM cards, he added