Bharti Airtel on 26 November 2014 launched 4G service in Seychelles. This is the first commercial LTE (Long Term Evolution) network of Airtel in Africa.
Airtel launched the service on a state-of-the-art network based on FD-LTE. Seychelles became the first countries amongst sub-Saharan Africa to commercially deploy this cutting-edge technology.
The network is expected to cover 10000 LTE (Long Term Evolution) subscribers in the first phase and will greatly enhance connectivity, giving customers an improved smartphone experience, with faster web browsing, downloads and improved quality of service.
The infrastructure is a new, nationwide LTE 800MHz network, which will meet the growing customer demand for mobile broadband services.
The deployment of the next generation mobile network across the Seychelles will enable an enhanced mobile experience and reliable services.
Bharti Airtel is the first telecom service provider in India also to launch 4G services in April 2012.
Airtel 4G services are now available in 15 Indian cities – Bangalore, Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Kolkata, Amritsar, Kapurthala, Phagwara, Hoshiarpur, Nagpur, Patiala, Pune and Nasik.
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