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Airtel launches 4G services in Punjab news
20 March 2013

Bharti Airtel has launched fourth generation (4G) telecom services in Punjab, with the rollout of the services across Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula.

For the New Delhi-based company, this is the fourth telecom service area, following its launch of the services in Kolkata, Bengaluru and Pune.

Bharti Airtel will use 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, a standard for wireless communication of high-speed data for mobile phones and data terminals, to deliver the services.

''The much-awaited launch of Airtel 4G services fulfils a huge market requirement and will give customers in Chandigarh the power to upgrade to cutting edge 4G LTE technology - the most advanced wireless broadband experience available across the globe today. This launch is another first by Airtel that further enhances the footprint of mobile broadband in India,'' said Jagbir Singh, chief technology officer and director of the network services group at Bharti Airtel.

The services would enable users to access high-speed data services, high definition videos, multiple chatting, instant uploading of photos and downloading rich content among others.

In 2010, Airtel had won 4G spectrum in Kolkata, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra (excluding Mumbai) circles.

Last year, it acquired a 49-per cent stake in Qualcomm's India entities that had wireless broadband  licenses in Delhi, Mumbai, Haryana and Kerala.

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Airtel launches 4G services in Punjab