Idea Cellular has announced the launch of its own 3G services in Kolkata on 2100 MHz spectrum band that was acquired through auction earlier this year. With this, Idea’s 3G network has expanded to 13 major markets in India. Additionally, Idea offers 3G services through ICR arrangements with other telecom operators in 9 circles, except Orissa.
“With the launch of 3G services in Kolkata, it has now become the 2nd metro after Delhi where Idea has set up its own 3G network. I am confident that this will drive data usage amongst our existing users and further strengthen brand pull resulting in more customers opting for our superior network,” said Lakshminarayana, Chief Operating Officer – Corporate, Idea Cellular.
Idea has significantly bolstered its infrastructure in the state over the last few years. By the end of FY16, it will have a network of 7400 2G cell sites in the state, in addition to 1300 3G sites in Kolkata metro. The company has also increased the number of Idea service centres in the state to more than 250.