Telecom major Bharti Airtel today launched the fourth generation (4G) mobile broadband services in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula. “This launch is another first by Airtel that further enhances the footprint of mobile broadband in India. We are optimistic about the potential of Airtel 4G services and invite our data savvy customers in Punjab to enjoy this world class data experience,” Bharti Airtel CTO and Director for Network Services Group, Jagbir Singh said in a statement.
In 2010, Airtel had successfully bid for BWA licence spectrum in Kolkata, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra (excluding Mumbai) circles. Additionally, Bharti Airtel acquired 49 per cent interest in Qualcomm AP’s India entities that hold BWA licences in Delhi, Mumbai, Haryana and Kerala. Before Chandigarh, the company had already launched 4G services based on LTE technology in Kolkata, Bengaluru and Pune, and is currently working towards rolling it out in service areas.