Mumbai : Telecom operator Videocon Telecom has upgraded its system to 2.75G EDGE, a 3rd generation technology which will provide speeds of up to 473.6 Kbps to mobile internet users. The business said it invested about Rs 130 crore for the upgradation.
EDGE data connectivity or 2.75G is usually faster than GPRS (2 and 2G.5G) connection, but usually slower than a 3G network. It does not attain the data rates 3G can, even though the ITU indeed recognizes EDGE as a ratified 3G technology, which is compatible with existing 2G handsets.
Videocon mentions that roughly 80% of mobile internet users in the nation still use 2G handsets and as such it will likely be able offer its customers an update in speed without having requiring a handset upgrade on their component. Additionally, the company stated 3G networks can be found only in choose areas, resulting in link deterioration for clients when moving far from these areas. It said its 2.75 EDGE program on the other hand is around the world implemented, avoiding a modification of system type, which offers a consistent encounter to customers.
Videocon has branded its connection ‘pauney teenager G’ for marketing and advertising purposes, and promises it will spend about Rs 50 crore on marketing endeavours in the next few months. It also claimed that article the upgrade usage of daily data by consumers has increased by 51%, whilst the number of unique information users has increased from 37% to 40%. The rise in average usage of information per user went up from 16MB to 22MB daily.
4G plans: It is really worth mentioning that, in May, Videocon experienced pointed out plans to launch 4G solutions of their own personal by this 30 days. It experienced claimed it could also be providing different 4G related options like Stay IPTV amongst others. The company had formerly said that it had been looking to release 4G solutions using the FDD LTE plans and technology to offer these services in eight Indian states including Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, UP (East & West), Jharkhand and Bihar.
Videocon hadn’t secured any spectrum during the Broadband internet Wireless Access range auctions. That is also worth noting. The business had secured 24 blocks of range across six groups in the November 2013 2G spectrum online auctions, however.
Interestingly Videocon’s 2G services haven’t done especially well in the country. The business had started its 2G services in Coimbatore in Mar 2010, almost 3 years after securing 2G licenses for 21 telecom circles in India. The operator experienced a GSM consumer base of approximately 6 thousand, far right behind the top couple of, as of October 2014 nevertheless. In Sept, only 51.26Percent of its more than 3 thousand wireless link users had been active