Idea to roll out 4G services in 84 towns in AP, TS

Idea to roll out 4G services in 84 towns in AP, TS
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Telecom operator Idea Cellular is gearing up to roll out its 4G LTE services across 84 towns in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana by March this year.

To increase 4G tower count to 2,250 from the current 1,350

Hyderabad: Telecom operator Idea Cellular is gearing up to roll out its 4G LTE services across 84 towns in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana by March this year. These services are currently available in 37 towns and cities, covering 20 districts in both the states, and the new launches will expand its footprint to 121 towns. It has over 1 lakh customers using 4G services in the circle.

Besides, the telecom operator is also in the process of increasing 4G towers in the Telugu states to 2,250 from the present 1,350. “Idea Cellular has over 15.38 million consumers in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. We provide extensive 2G coverage on 900MHz, 3G coverage and has now introduced its high speed 4G LTE services with a wide network,” T G B Ramakrishna, Chief Operating Officer, AP & TS Circle, Idea Cellular, told media here on Tuesday.

In December 2015, the company rolled out 4G LTE services in all four telecom circles (five states) of South India, including AP and Telangana. Earlier this month, it launched services across four more circles (5 states), expanding its 4G LTE service footprint to eight circles. Idea currently holds 1800 MHz 4G spectrum in 10 circles.

“Since the last week of December 2015, Idea rapidly rolled out its high-speed 4G LTE network to cover 8 major markets in India. By March 2016, our services will extend to two more key markets, Maharashtra & Goa, and North East,” said Sashi Shankar, Chief Marketing Officer, Idea Cellular.

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