Bharti Airtel launched 4G services in 296 towns across India

Aug 6, 2015 15:26 IST

Bharti Airtel on 6 August 2015 launched pan-India 4G high-speed data services. The service was launched in 296 towns across India and it will be available to customers through 4G-enabled mobile phones, internet dongles and Wi-Fi routers.

With this the largest telecom company of India became the first company to roll out the pan-India 4G network which is built on an open partner ecosystem model.

In order to roll out the 4G services, Airtelhas exclusively partnered with mobile manufacturer major Samsung and 4G service will be available at 3G prices with packs starting at 25 rupees.

Besides, Airtel also announced the launch of a carrier agnostic mobile app ‘Wynk Movies’ that offers a library of thousands of movies and other popular videos.

The launch of Wynk Movies after the successful launch of Wynk Music establishes Airtel as the only mobile operator in India to offer OTT (Over-the-Top) mobile applications that work across carriers.

Bharti Airtel launched the first 4G services in India in Kolkata in April 2012 and until now it was available in 15 select cities. These cities were – Bangalore, Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Kolkata, Amritsar, Kapurthala, Phagwara, Hoshiarpur, Nagpur, Patiala, Pune and Nasik.

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Who: Bharti Airtel

Where: Pan-India

What: Launched 4G services

When: 6 August 2015

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