Mobile services provider Videocon is planning to roll out fourth generation or 4G services by July or August 2014. The company is in talks with Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) in terms of infrastructure.
Arvind Bali, the CEO and director of Videocon Mobile Services said, “We will launch 4G in 10-12 months time, probably by July-August next year… we are in talks with NSN for the network”. The service is expected to be launched in all six circles where it got spectrum in November 2012 auction.
The company has a Unified License which enables it to offer all kinds of services, including 3G and 4G. In November 2012, Videocon won spectrum in six telecom circles, including Bihar, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh East and West, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana for Rs. 2,221.44 crore. The spectrum which was won by Videocon is paired and liberalized and this means that the spectrum can be used to roll out next generation networks and services by adapting a highly-efficient 4G technology.
A spokesperson from NSN said that talks are in progress with Videocon and that it has also done some trials. The spokesperson went on to say that they have been in talks with Videocon technically and commercially, but no deals have been signed so far.
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