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TRAI seeks industry views on introduction of 4G services news
10 February 2010

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has sought views from the industry and other stakeholders on the introduction of the fourth-generation (4G) mobile communication technology that offers broadband services much faster speed than the 3G and all other services.

TRAI will soon come up with a consultation paper on International Mobile Telecommunications-Advanced (IMT-Advanced) or fourth generation (4G) mobile wireless broadband services, the sector regulator said in release today.

The 4G telecom services will see a progression beyond third-generation (3G) technology, allowing users to stream mobile multimedia, such as TV broadcasts and online games, with speeds up to 10 times compared to 3G networks.

The introduction of the systems will provide access to a wide range of telecommunication services supported by mobile and fixed networks that are increasingly accessed using hand held devices, TRAI said.

Fourth-generation networks are designed to enable high speed internet any time, anywhere. It will facilitate higher bandwidth, higher data rate, lower authentication load, and support higher level of user-level customisation. It is expected to provide virtual environment agnostic to network and devices being used.

The 4G mobile networks have already been commercially launched in Sweden and Norway.

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TRAI seeks industry views on introduction of 4G services