Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Airtel 4G-LTE launched in Kolkatta.

Airtel 4G-LTE launched in Kolkatta.
Airtel launched India's first 4G network in Kolkatta yesterday as announced earlier. Airtel will use the TD-LTE network for this purpose. Airtel had already bagged four circles in the auction which was held in June 2010. Other than Kolkatta airtel also has the circles of Punjab, Karnataka and Maharashtra and Goa. Airtel also announced that it will soon launch services in other circles starting with Banglore.

What are the plans for 4G prepaid and postpaid?

The plans are compitetive and look good as compared to 3G plans. Airtel has launched services with both prepaid and postpaid options. There are three different plans and all of them have FUP (Fair usage policy) limitations. FUP was not surprising considering the amount of data that can be transferred at 100MB/s, what was surprising was after the qouta usage the speed will be as low as 128KB/s.

The three plans are for 6GB, 9GB and 18GB per month usage. They are available for the price of Rs. 999, 1399 and 1999 respectively. The plans are named breakfree, breakfree max and breakfree ultra signifying a break free connectivity.

What is the speed of 4G-LTE?

 4G will offer blistering speeds both download and upload. It will have 100MB/s download speed which is currently used in most LAN connections. At such speeds you will be able to play high definition videos without having to wait for them to load. Of course the network availability and speed limits of particular of a particular web site will still affect the overall experience. 4G will have upload speed of 40MB/s. Which will allow you to upload high resolution pictures in seconds.