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airtel rolls out Maharashtra’s first 4G service in Pune

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Following Kolkata and Bengaluru, Airtel’s 4G launch wave reaches customers in Pune

• Airtel 4G services offer best-in-class wireless broadband experience that delivers lightning fast internet speeds for uninterrupted HD video streaming, rapid photo & video downloads and much more.
• Airtel Broadband TV and Games On-Demand now launched and available for Airtel 4G customers free trial offer.
• Customers in Pune can now also buy Airtel 4G online .

Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecom services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced the launch of Airtel postpaid 4G services in Pune – thus becoming the first in Maharashtra to bring the 4G experience for its customers. With this, Airtel customers in Pune will now have access to cutting-edge 4G LTE technology that delivers the most advanced wireless broadband experience available across the globe today. Airtel also announced the availability and free trial offer of its all new service innovations for Airtel 4G customers – Airtel Broadband TV and Games On-Demand. Additionally, Airtel 4G services for prepaid customers in Pune will be launched shortly.

Airtel 4G will empower customers with superfast access to data for High Definition (HD) video streaming, multiple chatting, instant uploading of photos, rich content and much more. Bharti Airtel also has plans of rolling out India’s first multi-mode LTE TDD smartphone in India alongwith partners Qualcomm and Huawei – thus making voice telephony a reality for 4G users in India in the near future.

Mr. K Srinivas, President – Consumer Business, Bharti Airtel said, “Today, we are excited to launch Maharashtra’s first 4G experience for Airtel customers in Pune. The response received by Airtel 4G services in Kolkata and Bengaluru has been compelling – thus reinforcing our long term focus on delivering technologies to fulfil the needs of India’s rapidly growing data evolution story. With both home and office users opting for 4G services, it is heartening to see early adopters of this technology acknowledge the experience that Airtel 4G delivers – for everything from streaming videos and downloading music, to accessing business applications, email and rich multimedia content. We are optimistic about the traction that 4G will see in months to come and look forward to rolling out our services in other circles soon”.

Customers can now check the availability of Airtel 4G services in their area online through the familiar Google Maps interface and buy the services online. Along with a host of payment options, Airtel 4G willalso be available on monthly EMI’s and cash on delivery. The online purchasing capability will soon be rolled out for customers in Bengaluru and Kolkata as well.

Airtel 4G LTE will also allow a seamless gaming experience on PCs and laptops. Customers opting for 4G can now leverage Games On-Demand service on Airtel to enjoy video games like FIFA and NFS from a host of publishers including as EA, Ubisoft, Square-Enix, PopCap and Alawar. Ranging from Rs. 5 a day for 30 games, to a full-fledged Rs. 199 plan offering over 350 games for a month – as many as seven Games On-Demand plans are now available for customers to enjoy. Customers can also experience these exciting games on Airtel 4G through a limited period trial offer.Airtel Movies launched earlier in Bengaluru now provides the subscriber an updated movie library of 1250 titles consisting of recent chartbusters, classics, and lot of critically acclaimed movies across different language and genres (action, comedy, drama, romance, etc).While the monthly subscription pack is Rs.149, we now have a offer free trial offer for all our 4G customers.

In 2010, Airtel had successfully bid for BWA license spectrum in Kolkata, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra (excluding Mumbai) circles. Additionally, earlier this year, Bharti Airtel acquired 49 percent interest in Qualcomm AP’s India entities that hold BWA licenses in Delhi, Mumbai, Haryana and Kerala. The company has launched its 4G LTE services in Kolkata, Bengaluru and now Pune, and is currently working towards rolling out state-of-the-art networks in remaining licence circles.

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