Mobiles & Tablets

Idea Cellular launches 3G services in Delhi

| Updated on: Mar 24, 2015

Now operates in 12 markets across the country

Idea Cellular has launched 3G services on the 900 MHz spectrum band in Delhi circle. Idea was the first mobile operator to announce its plans to launch 3G services on the 900 MHz band, post its successful bid in the spectrum auction of February 2014.

With this, Idea’s 3G network has expanded to 12 major markets in India, in addition to 3G services through intra-circle roaming arrangements with other telecom operators in nine circles, enabling its 3G subscribers experience seamless connectivity pan-India (except Odisha), the company said on Tuesday.

Idea users will now have a better experience while accessing services like video telephony, mobile TV, video on demand, music downloads, online gaming, amongst others. Idea’s 3G network infrastructure in Delhi circle will also enable the company to offer superior customer service delivery, it said. “With the 3G launch in Delhi, Idea has not only expanded its 3G footprint to 12 circles across the country, but has also become the only mobile operator to have seamless 3G network across the entire length and breadth of Northern India,” Ambrish Jain, Deputy Managing Director of Idea Cellular, said.

Indoor connectivity

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, the company said. The company’s network in Delhi region comprises of over 4,700 sites on 2G and over 5,000 hops on Microwave. The network is being modernised along with the addition of 3G sites, to cater to the future demand of mobile data.

Idea is also in the process of setting up world-class service centres in the Delhi-NCR region to service the evolving mobile consumers, it added.

Published on January 24, 2018

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