Airtel, the leading network service provider company in India, is soon going to launch 4G LTE service in Bangalore. The company via a tweet has revealed that the company is all set to launch the 4G LTE network in the city this month, however there is no information on how it is going to do this – Circuit Switched FallBack or voice-over LTE but we should be hearing more in the next three weeks.
The company is currently offering its 4G LTE service in the cities like Kolkata, Pune, Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula region in the country, and the addition of the service in Bangalore just shows the Airtel’s intention to expand the service in the other part of the country in coming years.
As Airtel generally uses TD-LTE technique to offer the $G services, the consumers will need to have a smartphone with support for TD-LTE to use the service, which are not present in the Indian market right now, so it’s now almost certain that Airtel will tie-up with a some leading smartphone vendors to provide such phones but no details are available in this regard at this point. However the latest Apple iPhone 5C and 5S will undoubtedly support this 4G LTE network in Bangalore, according to Airtel.
It’s worth remembering that Airtel in association with Huawei launched country’s first 4G LTE enabled smartphone, called Ascent P1 LTE last year in Kolkata, where it initially started 4G services. The Huawei Ascend P1 features 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD display, 1.5GHZ dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB internal media storage, 8MP primary camera with dual LED flash support, 1,800 mAh battery, and runs on Android 4.0 platform.