Asia Bizz: Telecom operator Bharti Airtel revealed on April 4, 2012 that it has roped in telecom equipment maker ZTE to manage the fourth generation technology based network in the city of Kolkata, India. The 4G services are expected to be launched in the city later this month.

ZTE corporation has been selected by the Indian telecom operator to plan, design and deploy its 4G network in Kolkata. The 4G service will allow subscribers to experience high-speed wireless internet access. The company has not yet revealed the financial details yet.

The 4G services are capable of supporting bandwidth-intensive applications like video streaming and high definition video conferencing.

Sanjay Kapoor the CEO of Bharti Airtel India and South Asia said that the industry estimates have said that by the year 2016, six percent of all the mobile connections will have 4G connections, which will help in creating 36 percent of the total mobile data traffic, will in turn pave the way for ensuing data revolution. The launch of 4G services will provide ultra high-speed data access driving fundamental changes in the society at large. The telecom company has already awarded the contract for building and operating 4G network in Maharashtra to Nokia Siemens Networks.