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General News Aircel may become second telecom operator to launch 4g in india
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MUMBAI: Aircel could become the second company to launch 4G services in India when it launches them in its established cities over the next 3-6 months, said a senior company executive.

The Chennai-based company will thus be competing with Reliance Industries-owned Reliance Jio Infocomm to be the second to launch such services after Bharti Airtel, India's largest mobile phone operator. Airtel's services though haven't been a success, hurt mainly by quality issues.

Aircel's established service areas are primarily in South India. The company plans to offer LTE services in markets such as Chennai, where it has around 20% share, Anupam Vasudev, chief marketing officer, told ET.

He added that banks are willing to front the money required for capital expenses on the 4G rollout. With its promoters embroiled for the past three years in a CBI case of corruption and operations that were loss making, banks were reluctant to lend the company more money. However, Vasudev said Aircel has turned a new leaf with increased focus on profitability. "The focus is very clear that you need profitable growth. That has been our endeavor for the last one year. And we will have to continue doing this for another year before making any major investment."

The company has made a break even on operations half on account of higher revenue and half from lower cost, he said. "Cost has come down through network cost saving, negotiation with service vendors, controlling roaming costs," Vasudev said. Aircel had reduced its footprint in five service areas earlier where it was incurring losses due to vacant networks. It instead signed intra-circle roaming deals to lease out networks of RCOM and Tata Teleservices where it did not have reach. "We don't have scale. For use, it makes sense to kind of work with each other (competitors) because it helps utilize assets optimally. So we work with both Reliance and Tata DoCoMo." As such, from the days of being the company that advertised applications before most users had tried, or even heard of such a concept, the company is now more realistic about its customer base.

http://m.economictimes.com/news/news-by-...926804.cms


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Mostly all companies are not good enough to give good services on 3G even reducing DATA on on all plans then what is the use of 4G , I think if they implement 3G in a good way with broader band width + update their infrastructure that will be appreciated. today every user must have 2GB to 3GB data for month instead they are giving 500MB to 1GB .
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Yes but even 3g is not available in certain part of india they should first improve 3g service rather then going into 4g which should be done 3-4 years later
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But there are users who will use 4G LTE When launched

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