Idea 4G customers in Maharashtra & Goa to get double data speed

Pune, 23rd November 2017: Idea Cellular, the No. 1 telecom operator in Maharashtra & Goa, has announced major plans to enhance 4G capacity and bandwidth in its leadership circle. The company is in the process of doubling its current 4G capacity by adding 5 MHz spectrum in the 1800 MHz band which will result in Idea 4G customers experiencing speeds atleast double or even three times the current levels.

Idea is theonly network in Maharashtra & Goa to deploy two carriers on 1800 MHz FDDband for 4G making it the largest capacity live 4G FDD network in the circle. 

Idea hasalso planned the rollout of 4G services on 2300 MHz TDD spectrum band in thecircle. The company is already in the process of setting up sites for enablingits customers to access high-speed 4G services on the TDD band. 

For Ideacustomers with handsets that support Carrier Aggregation of both the FDD andTDD bands, the 4G experience will be far more enhanced with up to 3.5x increasein internet speed, while customers with handsets that do not support CarrierAggregation will also experience up to 2x increase in internetspeeds.     

Accordingto Mr. Rajendra Chourasia - Chief Operating Officer, Maharashtra &Goa, Idea Cellular“As the market leader in Maharashtra & Goacircle, we are making significant investments in augmenting our 4G network andcapacity by deploying more spectrum and rolling out sites on a rapid pace. Allthese efforts clubbed with our vast spread distribution network and a widerange of products and offerings including a suite of Digital entertainmentapps, make Idea the preferred 4G network in the region. We are confident thatour initiatives will further enhance the experience of our over 2.7 Crorecustomers in the circle and get them to access the fastest* 4G network.” 

Over 7,200Idea 4G sites covering over 525 Census towns and 7,100 villages in Maharashtra& Goa will soon be operating on double 4G capacity to enable Idea customersexperience much faster download and upload speeds. 

The companyhas planned to add over 3,700 broadband sites in FY18. Idea plans to expand itsnetwork to over 34,000 sites in Maharashtra & Goa, by the end of thisfinancial year. 

Furthermore,Idea is providing exclusive 4G offers on a range of smartphones and on leadingecommerce portals Amazon, Flipkart, in addition to purchase through localretail stores, giving customers exciting voice and data benefits. Ideacustomers can also access digital entertainment content through its Apps – IdeaMusic, Idea Movies & TV and Idea Games.     

*Accordingto the recent report from TRAI My Speed app, Idea has been the consistentleader in average 4G upload speed for the last six months (as of Sept’17). Source: http://www.myspeed.trai.gov.in/


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