4G Mobile Services Recorded a Rise of 36% in Indian Market
Published By : 02 Feb 2015 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
The number of operators providing 4G mobile services increased by 36% to 360, in 2014, worldwide, and around half of these, utilized spectrum in 1800 MHz band to offer the super-fast services, as stated in a report. The press release by Global Mobile Suppliers Association has stated about 44% of these providers utilized spectrum in 1800 MHz band for launching 4G services.
Currently, In India, the spectrum in 1800 MHz band is mainly utilized for 2G mobile services. Also, the frequencies in the band are accessible at lower rates than the spectrum in 2300 MHz that is largely used by Indian telecommunications giants to roll out the 4G services.
The report stated that as many as 360 provides have installed 4G network across 124 nations by the end of 2014 compared to 264 providers in 2013. Domestic participants such as Idea Cellular, Bharti, Reliance Jio Infocomm, and Vodafone and have plans to utilize 1800 MHz spectrum band for 4th generation services.
The eco-system from fourth generation services is advancing gradually. The development in 4G network installation will bring down prices of mobile devices for customers as well as rates of equipment utilized by telecom providers for building networks. Owing to late growth of 4G network equipment and customer devices, Indian telecom providers that hold 4G spectrum in 2300 Mhz bandwidth, have been wanting more time to launch super fast mobile services.
Aircel and Airtel have rolled out 4G services in this band at selected places, whereas another company Reliance Jio, which has the pan-India 4G spectrum, has still not launched its services. The advancing technology has now made it possible to provide high speed 4G services in bands other than 2300 MHz.