Idea Network Launch 4G Services In Kerala Next Year

Published on: 16 Sep, 2015
Published under: General Kerala News

Having registered a subscriber base of 1 crore in Kerala, Idea Cellular is preparing to launch 4G services in the State in early 2016.

Ambrish Jain, Deputy Managing Director, Idea Cellular, told press persons here that the company plans to add 4,200 cell sites in FY16 to close the financial year with over 15,000 cell sites and, thereby, enhance the experience of one crore customers on 2G, 3G and 4G networks.

The company has made an investment of Rs 500 crore on improving infrastructure, including spectrum, before the launch of 4G services in the State. Idea’s 3G services on a 2100 MHz spectrum band currently covers 81 per cent of its subscriber base and is growing rapidly, he said.

According to Vinu Verghese, Chief Operating Officer Kerala, Idea Cellular, one of every three Keralites is an Idea customer, and the company’s market share grew by over 2.2 per cent touching 34.7 per cent in the first quarter of FY-16, the highest growth for any operator in the market.

To service the one crore customers, he said the company plans to have more than 500 stores across the State.

The company is poised to take mobile users to the next level of digital experience through a range of mobile Internet-based services with the onset of the digital era, he added.

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