Bharti Airtel today announced that its 4G services have now been expanded across 15 towns in Punjab. The telecom operator already has its high-speed network in nine towns across the state, and on Wednesday it was launched in six new towns.
With the new launch, Airtel 4G services are now available in Panchkula, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Phagwara, Bathinda and Moga as well as the six new towns including – Rajpura, Nabha, Zirakpur, Kharar, Rayya and Chaheru. “As customers across these 15 towns in Punjab are showing an increasing propensity for consuming data services, we at Airtel are excited to take the lead in further expanding the power of blazing 4G speeds to the market,” says Manu Sood, Hub CEO — Upper North, Bharti Airtel, in a press statement.
“Today, as we expand Airtel 4G for our customers in the state, they will be uniquely positioned for a superlative 4G experience. We are committed to building a world-class 4G network in the region.”
Airtel subscribers in all the 15 towns across the state of Punjab can experience its 4G services on their compatible mobile devices. The services are claimed to enable uninterrupted HD video streaming in addition to fast uploading and downloading of movie, music and image content.
The new services are available across a range of smart devices including dongles, 4G hotspots and customer premise equipment (CPEs) in addition to 4G LTE-enabled smartphones. Further, these services are available at the cost of 3G in the initial stage to expand their presence across India.
Airtel is offering its Wynk services including Wynk Movies, Music and Games to let customers leverage the fast data speeds in watching movies, listening to songs or playing games. Customers can opt for instant SIM swap to get a 4G SIM on their home locations in return of their existing SIM.
Gurgaon-based Airtel launched its first 4G network in Kolkata back in April 2012. In December 2013, it partnered with the Akali Dal-led state government in Punjab to kick-start the launch of its 4G services in the state. The operator was agreed to invest over Rs. 4,000 crore for expanding and enhancing its network in the state.