|Idea 4G coming to 750 cities by June 2016
|Thursday, January 21, 2016
IRUVANANTHAPURAM: Idea's 4G footprint will cover 750 cities across 10 telecom circles by June this year, a top company official said today.
Since December last year, Idea has rapidly rolled out its high-speed 4G LTE network to cover seven major markets in the country, the company's chief marketing officer Shashi Shankar told reporters.
"By March 2016, our services will extend to three more key markets namely, Maharashtra and Goa, North East and Odisha, and by June 2016, Idea's 4G footprint will cover 750 cities across 10 telecom circles," he said.
Idea Cellular currently holds 1800MHz 4G spectrum in these 10 circles, which account for 50% of the telecom market but over 60% of Idea's gross revenue.
Idea had recently signed an agreement with Videocon Telecommunications Limited for acquiring 'right to use' 1800MHz spectrum under a spectrum trading agreement in two of its key leadership markets of Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh (West).