Aircel to roll out 4G by end-2015
India’s Aircel is set to roll out 4G services by the end of 2015, following announcements by Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular.
The operator already provides 4G service in six areas to its enterprise customers and plans to launch in two remaining regions as part of its obligation with the country’s telecoms department, according to the company’s CTO Sameer Dave.
"Enterprise is a key focus for us. We have a large customer base in enterprise, which is growing pretty strong. Their expectations are consistent quality, high uptime and high throughput, which we are able to provide wherever we have 4G licences," said Dave.
Aircel plans to add 5,400 base stations this year, bringing its total to approximately 13,000.
Operators in the country have outlined plans for their roll-out of 4G services. Bharti Airtel announced thatit aims to expand its 4G service to 296 urban areas while Vodafone India revealed it will launch 4G services in five cities by the end of the year. Idea Cellular revealed it plans to roll out 4G service by early 2016 in 10 regions.