Airtel launching 4G services in Kolkata tomorrow, Kapil Sibal to inaugurate

Airtel 4G launch India

Bharti Airtel is all set to become the first company to provide 4G services in India. Kolkata will be the city first to get this service and Indian Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal will be present for the inaugural. 

Airtel has partnered with Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE to bring in effect all the services at Kolkata. After the service goes live, this will enable 4G users to use download speeds of around 100 MBPS when an user is on the move and can max out to as fast as 1 GBPS at a fixed location. 

Back in 2012, the company had won the auction for Rs 3,314.36 crore to provide 4G services in four cities including Kolkata, Maharashtra, Punjab and Karnataka. For Maharashtra, Airtel will be appointing Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) for building and operating network.

Reliance, Aircel, Tikona, etc are the other companies who are soon expected to launch their own 4G networks.