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Idea Cellular 4G LTE now in 32 towns in Tamil Nadu including Chennai

26 May 2016

Idea Cellular, the country's third-largest operator by users, has rolled out 4G services to three more towns of Tamil Nadu & Chennai circle (TN&C), taking the total to 32.

The company's services now cover all major towns across all 21 districts.

''We have strengthened our presence in the circle at a rapid pace in last 2 months and have received an overwhelming response from the customers on both- unparalleled internet experience and unmatched coverage. With aggressive rollout, we remain focused on providing our customers in the region with world-class mobile broadband experience and superior service delivery,'' said MD Prasad, chief operating officer, (TN&C), Idea Cellular.

In 12 out of these over 32 towns, Idea has also become the sole operator to provide 4G LTE services, gaining first-mover advantage in an additional 10 towns, it said in a statement.

Idea's 4G service is available across Coimbatore, Pondicherry and in the industrial belt of Gummidipoondi, in addition to the existing towns of Chennai, Madurai, Trichy, Salem, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Erode and Tirupur.

Idea's 4G network in TN&C is supported by a total 2,500 4G sites.

Idea Cellular, an Aditya Birla Group company, has more than 175 million subscribers, and gets traffic in excess of 2.2 billion minutes a day.

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