4G is broadening across india cities after the initial release by Bharti Airtel last year. Currently, 4G is available only in four indian states. Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd, the telecom unit of Reliance Industries is going to be the second provider of LTE network in India. As the first step, Reliance Jio tested their 4G network at a Techfest event in IIT Mumbai campus held in January 2014.
4G in India | Network Availability across Indian States
Bengaluru/Bangalore, the capital city is one among the two to get first 4G network in India. Airtel is the only provider currently providing 4G LTE network in Bangalore. 4G network range in Karnataka is available in 32 places that are mentioned below. Indira nagar lobby-brand shop, cellnet solutions-ulsoor, SS distributors Indira nagar, touch n talk communications-kamanhalli, Alaina telecommunication-whitefield, Divyasree lobby, Airtime marketing Pvt Ltd-Koramangala, Global connect-Banashankara, Saroj Communications -Jaya Nagar, Ashritha Communications-electronic city, Internet point Koramangala, N N Communications, Saroj Communications – J P Nagar, Smart axis V V puram, Vibha Communications, Adlers Yeswanthpur, Blueberry Ventures Basavanagudi, Cell Well communications, Elite home care Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Ganesh Associates Jalahalli, Ganesh Enterprises Basaveshwara Nagar, KMG Trading and service Pvt Ltd, Maxtel TVH – Rajaji Nagar, Nandi durga lobby, Paramount Enterprise – Vijaya Nagar, Paramount Infotel – Rajaji Nagar, Siddeswar Constructions Mattikere, Talk Guru Malleshwaram, Tele talk 1 – Old town, Tele talk 2 – New town, SLN Agencies Chamrajpet, Treasures Sanjay nagar main road.
The story is same as in the case of Bangalore. Airtel offers 4G network in its capital city, Kolkata. There are 16 spots in which 4G is available in Kolkata. Garia 3g Zone B Raja Sc Mallick Road, Gati Communication-4 CIT Road, Krishna Cell Link-369 Newalipur, RG Cellular-Gariahat Road, Sun Telecom – Gariahat Road, Walson-SC Mukherjee Road, Park street-Chowrangee, Trishul Communication salt lake, Network Solution-Bhupen Bose Avenue, Saha infocom-Dum dum road, City center salt lake, JFR Teleservices-magestic hotel, Muskaras Mahajati sadan, Limton-Writers billding, Vision Cell Moulana Abul Kalam Azhar Road, Satyam Communication, Candan Nagar Hoogly.
Punjab and Hariyana
There are 8 different places where 4G availability is observed in Chandigarh. Bharti Airtel Campus Lobby Maninajra, AS communication Panchkula, Renee Telepoint Panchkula, Teledeals Panchkula, 3V Communications, Connextions, Saak Communication, Elite Communication Mohali.
8 zones in Pune has got 4G connectivity.They are Ankit Sales PCMC, Kartik Televente Parihar chowk, Tele Communication karve road, Virs Gallery, Vivek Communication kalyani nagar, Future satara road, Vega Communication Sadashiv Peth, Tilak Road, Shree Communication Hadapsar.
It is expected that Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJI) will launch their 4G services in Kerala by March/April 2014. Whereas Airtel is planning to introduce 4G by July 2014. The roll-out, which has been planned would first take place in Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Kannur, Thrissur, Kollam, Alappuzha, Cherthala and Palakkad.
Warangal to become the first Tg district to host 4G services. inaugurating eShiksha services Minister said that Government plans to provide 4G connectivity in Visakhapatnam, Kakinada, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Tirupati and Karimnagar in the first phase. Meanwhile, Aircel is conducting 4G LTE trial runs in Hyderabad before the commercial launch.
Aircel has selected Chinese equipment maker ZTE to deploy 4G LTE network in India. In the first deployment phase, ZTE will deploy 4G LTE network for Aircel in Chennai, Rest of Tamil Nadu (RoTN) circle and few other business critical circles.
Airtel has selected Chinese equipment maker Huawei to deploy 4G services in Delhi. The launch will be by september 2014. After acquiring a fresh 4G spectrum Idea cellular mentioned that they are focusing on six strategic markets of Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra & Goa, Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh, Punjab, and Haryana. 4G launch of Reliance Jio Infocomm can be expected very soon.Aircel is also planning for 4G rollout starting from Chennai. Vodafone has announced that it is not in a hurry to launch it’s 4G service in India. Whereas, Airtel is ready for expanding their 4G world, but the cities are not yet announced. Anyway, we can expect for more providers to take over 4G services in India in the coming days.