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Telenor India Pilots 4G In Dhanbad

  • Rolls out Lean GSM technology to optimize spectrum use for network efficiency

  • 100% Network sites have been modernized with state-of-the-art equipment to deliver high speed internet and enhanced voice experience

  • Rolls out super saver 4G plans as low as Rs 11 for customers keeping its promise of providing ‘Full Paisa Vasool’ products and services

As part of its network modernisation plan, Telenor India Telenorannounced the launch of a pilot to deliver high speed 4G services for its customers in Dhanbad. Subscribers will now experience high speed wireless mobile internet on the company’s advance network architecture and get on to the digital superhighway to cater to their data needs.

The pilot in Dhanbad follows the successful test pilot of Telenor’s 4G services across its 6 circles in Varanasi, Vizag, Amravati, Agra, Anand, Lucknow, Ranchi, Vijayawada, Tenali, Eluru, and Bhimavaram. With this Telenor has moved a step closer to its ambition of Internet for All and becoming the preferred partner in the digital life of its customers.

The high speed 4G data packs are available to customers in three different price points of Rs 11, Rs 148 & Rs 248. At Rs 11, customers get 100 MB 4G data with 1 day validity, while STV 148 offers 1 GB 4G data with tariffs of 25 p/min for all local calls and 30 p/min for STD calls with validity of 28 days. High data users can avail STV 248 which offers 2 GB 4G data with tariffs of 25 p/min for all local calls and 30 p/min for STD Calls with validity of 28 days. Customers can avail these products by walking into any of the fully functional Telenor branded stores and selected retail outlets in Dhanbad.

Speaking on the occasion, A E A Jameel, Circle Business Head – Bihar & Jharkhand, Telenor India, said “The demand for high speed internet services is growing rapidly and the penetration of 4G-enabled handsets is increasing. We are really excited to offer high speed 4G services to our customers in Dhanbad and strengthen our presence in Jharkhand. With 100 percent sites being ready in the city with advanced equipment and efficient spectral deployment, the company is geared up to offer superior speed and better experience at affordable price. In addition to this, the network is energy efficient and much more reliable, this makes Telenor network one of the best in the city both on voice and data services. We stand committed to our promise of full paisa vasool.”

Telenor announced the modernisation of its entire network in 2015 which should be completed by 2017. Over 10,000 of the total network sites have already been modernised as of now. In Jharkhand of the 1203 sites, 1017 have already been modernised with new equipments. To make its network future ready, Telenor has deployed Lean GSM solutions that improves the network capacity and coverage by nearly 25% using the same spectrum resources and provides superior voice and data experience.

At the sites that have been migrated to the new technology, Telenor has reduced congestion and increased data throughput resulting in an improved network experience for its customers. In addition, the new equipment is environment friendly as it consumes up to 30% less power. This is one of the biggest network modernisation deal made by Telenor Group across its business units.

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