Videocon Telecom has officially announced that soon the 29 cities of UP and Bihar will get the 4G LTE services. These 29 cities will from UP (East), UP (West) and Bihar circles. The company has planned to invest more than Rs. 1200 crores in next 3 years to bring this 4G connectivity services to this key cities. The company holds total of 5Mhz liberalized spectrum in the 1800 Mhz band in the circles. The left over coverage will experience 2G voice on own network.
The Videocon will roll out 4G services on the basis of phase wise. In the phase 1 a total of 6 cities will get the 4G connectivity, 12 cities will experience 4G in the phase 2 and remaining let over 11 cities on phase 3. It has decided to made Deloitte as their consulting partner and has made Huawei & NSN as their technology partner. To attract more customers, the Videocon will be offering 4G plans at the rate of 3G/2G plans. It is also planning to offer bundled devices, including MiFi dongles.
“Mobile telephony is now over 20 years old now in the country, with still predominantly Voice play. Having lost the momentum that we built in 2010, we re-entered the industry just 2 years back. The voice market is already skimmed, with the incumbents in a dominating position having acquired a sizeable base of stable, loyal and high usage subscribers. Given the market dynamics, it doesn’t make sense for a new Telco to compete in the voice domain with ever shrinking margins & high cost”, stated Arvind Bali, Director & CEO, Videocon Telecom regarding on the announcement.
Hope the company will add more Indian countries to its so that other Videocon users can experience the high speed 4G internet. Apart from Videocon Telecom, Airtel and Aircel are the other networks which provides 4G connectivity in India.