The high speed internet has arrived in India. 4G has arrived in India with only Airtel having the rights of the 4G spectrum. It is expected that Reliance too will be launching 4G services in Mumbai and other selected cities by June, 2015. Reliance announced that they are now capable of providing 4G services across India.
But what’s this 4G actually is? Is it a fast Internet? Does it provide fast internet access? What requires to access a 4G network? And is this as fast as the broadbrand? Well, it’s just another technology which offers fast internet access almost 5 to 6 times faster than the 3G. Yes it is a fast internet and provides you faster internet access for both uploading and downloading. You just require any of these devices: a 4G enabled mobile, a 4G WiFi router, a 4G WiFI dongle. Currently, only Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G, Samsung Galaxy A5, Samsung Alpha, Samsung Note 4, Microsoft Lumia 638, Apple iPhone 5S, Apple iPhone 5C, Apple iPhone 6, Apple iPhone 6 plus, LG F70, LG G2 D802T, LG G3 Beat, Lenovo Vibe X2 and LG G3 mobiles are 4G enabled. If you want on the go 4G access on your laptop, you should buy 4G dongle, 4G Hotspot or a WiFi dongle. Airtel provides a 4G Wi-Fi router at home purpose. It must be noted that Airtel’s 4G network does not support mainstream 4G phones such as Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Galaxy S4 and others.
In India, currently 19 cities have access to 4G services provided by the airtel. These includes Bangalore, Kolkata, Pune, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Moga, Ludhiana, Mohali, Panchkula, Aurangabad, Patiala, Phagwara, Nagpur, Nashik, Vasai-Virar-Nalasopara. Reliance is launching 4G services through its subsidiary, Jio Infocomm. RIL 4G services are currently available only in Jamnagar, where it is testing the new TD-LTE technology. Reliance’s 4G rollout is planned to start in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and expand to cover 700 cities, including 100 high-priority markets in 2015. Tikona Digital Networks holds broadband wireless access spectrum in the 2300 MHz band and is waiting for the appropriate time and maturity of the 4G ecosystem before making a foray into the space. Tikona holds 4G spectrum licences in five circles in northwest India, covering Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh (East and West) and Himachal Pradesh.