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Airtel rolls out 4G Advanced service in Tamil Nadu; claims data speed up to 135 Mbps


21 Jun 2013
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India’s largest telecom operator, Bharti Airtel on Friday launched its 4G Advanced technology services in major cities across Tamil Nadu . Customers with handsets supporting 4G Advanced will be able to get data speed of up to 135 Mbps.

The service is now available in Chennai , Madurai, Hosur, Vellore, Pondy, Trichy, Coimbatore, Salem and Tiruppur. The services have been rolled through carrier aggregation across TD LTE (2300 MHz spectrum band) and FD LTE (1800 MHz spectrum band).

“Airtel launched its 4G services in Tamil Nadu starting from Chennai in May 2015 on the 1800 Mhz band using the FDD LTE standard and recently added capacity on the 2300 Mhz band using TD LTE,” the company said in a statement.

“As a leader in the telecommunication space it is our endeavour at Airtel to consistently innovate and provide best in the class mobile experience to the customers. We launched Tamil Nadu’s first 4G network in 2015 and with the deployment of 4G advanced we are all set to deliver a superior mobile broadband experience to our customers,” said George Mathen, Hub CEO – Kerala & Tamil Nadu, Bharti Airtel.

“With 4G Advanced, customers in the state can look forward to considerably improved data speeds and better coverage. We will extend the deployment of 4G Advanced across identified towns in Tamil Nadu in the coming months,” Mathen added.

Airtel deployed country’s first carrier aggregation in Kerala and claims to have achieved 4G data speeds of up to 135 Mbps on commercially available mobile devices.

The edployment is a part of Project Leap for which the company will invest a sum of Rs 60000 crores over the next three years.

Airtel rolls out 4G Advanced service in Tamil Nadu; claims data speed up to 135 Mbps - ET Telecom


1 Jun 2013
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Any improvement in real world usage or just a media hype ?  :huh
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