Aircel is though not the leading Telecom service provider in India but their measures to achieve that position is not at all backward. Recently when Aircel Customers shown a rise in total Data service users among overall users, Aircel quickly started making plans for their 4G services in Andhra. In the last few days Aircel has started testing its 4G network in Andhra Pradesh.
Well Aircel is not the first one to ask for a 4G (LTE) network license in the Andhra Pradesh circle. Reliance already did it but with the 44% data users among total Aircel wanted to do it ASAP. “The trials are currently on but we don’t have the required ecosystem, including the 4G-enabled mobile handsets, to launch the services commercially,” Deepinder Tiwana, AP circle business head of Aircel. “Data services are growing exponentially in Andhra Pradesh. About 44% of our 1.85 million subscribers in AP use data services, including 12% for 3G. This has enabled us to double our revenues in 2013 compared to the previous year,” he added.
Its clear to Aircel officials also that running 4G in India is not at all a profitable business. There are many challenges in front of Telecom providers to make out a profit from this Long Term Evolution (LTE) services. In a country like India where 3G is still not at its peak, launching 4G will be a work of Fool and money loss especially. But since the competition is rising each and every telecom company want to be prepared for any upcoming challenge.
Well still there are no plans for 4G in Andhra Pradesh in coming months but we can’t even ignore the blazing fast changes which are coming into action from last few years. Let’s see when we get a full fledged connectivity of 4G across the country.