Idea Cellular launches 3G services in Delhi on 900 MHz band
Though Idea Cellulor has been providing 3G services in many cities, but these services were being provided thanks to the companyâ€™s alliance with either Airtel or Vodafone, the biggest telecom networks in the country.
Now the company is going to be free from this old tradition as it is going to offer full boutique of services across metro circles on its own. It must be kept in mind that Aditya Birla Group owned conglomerate has as many nearly six million subscribers in Delhi with around 30% being data users.
To be true it is going to be first 3G service on its own network in a metro circle. So far, it has been offering the services in these metro circles via roaming agreements with bigger rivals Airtel and Vodafone India. Compayny says that now Idea’s 3G network has expanded to 12 major markets in India. In addition, it provides such services in nine circles through intra-circle roaming (ICR) arrangements, enabling its 3G subscribers experience seamless connectivity pan-India , except Orissa.
While talking about it Ambrish Jain, Deputy Managing Director, Idea CellularB says, â€œInnovation and efficiency in operations are the key drivers to Idea’s fast-paced growth in the Indian telephony market, and the launch of 3G on 900 MHz spectrum band in Delhi is a testimony to thisâ€. The 900 MHz spectrum band is considered superior for transmission and propagation and this will allow Idea 3G subscribers in Delhi to experience better indoor connectivity for both voice and high-speed data services.