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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Apr 18, 2011

4G In India By 2012?

There are many arguments floating on the web about India being the technology dump-yard for the western countries. The technologies that are outdated are often launched as new in Indian and sub-continents. Whether this is true or not for all technological advancements, but in mobile communications it is definitely true. However, it looks like 4G (Fourth Generation Mobile Services) will arrive sooner than expected in India. The prime reason for quicker launch of 4G is said to be its economical nature which is very important in highly price-sensitive markets like India. [​IMG]

We earlier mentioned that Reliance group led by Mukesh Ambani may make a foray into mobile communications market in India and will be the first one to launch full fledged 4G service in India. Industry insiders have mentioned that existing services can be upgraded to 4G using currently available infrastructure and it will offer cost benefits to the subscribers. The 4G testing might be rolled out later this year or early next year as the technology has already arrived in India.

We, however, have our own doubts about the 4G launch in India. The 3G is still not properly launched and it has its own issues with connectivity, speeds and uninformed customer care representatives. The broadband penetration is very south of what it would have been.

However, there is no harm in being optimistic about 4G services launch. Sooner or later, 4G will come to India. We only hope it should arrive before world starts thinking about 5G. Your take on this, please?

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