Monday, April 13, 2015

Furiously Fast: India’s 4G future

If you thought that 3G was faster, then let me introduce you to 4G. This new kid on the block makes 3G look like a whining kid crying for a candy. If you don’t believe the statement, then the statistics will definitely change your mind, 4G is five times faster than 3G with attainable download speeds of up to 40mbps. The 4G version that is rolled out in India is Long Term Evolution or LTE.

Online money transactions, purchasing of products, video streaming and just about anything on the internet is faster with 4G. It is best for people who rely on their mobile phones and laptops for every small thing. As the speed is furiously fast, tasks can be performed more efficiently. Consumers who use their phone for calling and messaging services and their laptops to check mails and play games, 4G might not surprise you.

The glitch in all of the 4G hype in mobile phones is that to use this service, consumers need to own a 4G LTE enabled phone. So to deal with the increasing demand, phone manufacturers have been mass producing affordable 4G phones in India with the cheapest being for only Rs. 7000. Network and Internet providers are now in the race of implementing affordable 4G plans, as these will broaden their customer base. If you’re purchasing a 4G phone abroad then be warned that it may not work in India. As the bands in which 4G is being rolled out is Band 3 (1800 MHz) and Band 40 (2300 MHz). Other countries utulize different bands and the phones are also designed the same way.

But 4G is not limited to merely mobile networks. One of India’s leading broadband companies has also acquired 4G spectrum in 5 different sectors and is looking to capitalize on the same. Mumbai-based Tikona Digital Networks has also invested in 4G spectrums and has acquired the rights for sectors such as Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh East, Uttar Pradesh West and Haryana. With this, the company plans to expand its already growing portfolio and ensure that its consumers get the best available services. As such, the company’s numerous already existing internet plans are sure to rise!

The advent of 4G is sure to create a revolution in India. India’s internet market will definitely see a surge in the coming years.          

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