Mangalore, June 7, 2015: Bharti Airtel Limited (“Bharti Airtel”), a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced the launch of Airtel 4G services in Mangalore. With this, Airtel customers in the city can now access cutting-edge 4G LTE technology and enjoy the most advanced internet experience. Airtel customers across Mangalore can now avail a complimentary upgrade to Airtel 4G at 3G prices and be the first to experience blazing Airtel 4G speeds.
Airtel 4G will enable superfast internet speeds and allow customers to enjoy capabilities like high definition video streaming with zero buffering, downloading 10 movies in less than 30 minutes, uploading entire photo albums in less than five minutes (i.e. uploading two high resolution photos per second), connecting multiple devices without compromising on the experience, etc.
Speaking at the launch, C. Surendran, CEO – Karnataka, Bharti Airtel Limited said “According to estimates, nearly half of the Indian population will be online in the next three years. As more and more Indians leverage the power of the internet, we at Airtel are excited to launch Airtel 4G for our customers in Mangalore – the fastest internet experience ever. For us, customers are at the very core of everything we do and delivering a compelling service experience for them is our foremost priority. After the compelling market response for Airtel 4G seen in Bengaluru, we invite our customers in Mangalore to be the next in the state of Karnataka to enjoy a 4G – now with complimentary upgrade to 4G services at 3G prices. We are very excited to embark on a journey towards delivering a truly world-class 4G experience in Mangalore.”
To avail the complimentary upgrade to 4G, existing Airtel customers with 4G ready mobile devices can simply walk into any of Airtel Stores across Mangalore, and upgrade to a 4G SIM to experience mobile internet speed like never before. Customers can also visit www.airtel.in/4g and order the latest 4G SIM to be delivered at their doorstep.
Airtel offers a wide range of wireless 4G devices like Airtel 4G Dongle, Airtel Wingle, Myfi (Hot Spot), Indoor CPE (Router) and Outdoor CPE (Router), that allows compatible mobile devices to latch onto the 4G network and experience superfast internet speeds.
To expand the availability of 4G mobile devices for customers and build onto the currently nascent 4G devices’ ecosystem - Airtel has a range of device partnerships, including new alliances with Flipkart and Motorola as well as Samsung.
As part of this, Airtel will soon be offering Rs 500 cash back on Moto E 4G purchased from Flipkart. Samsung India’s retail stores now facilitate easy Airtel 4G SIM swap for customers buying 4G smartphones. In the weeks to come, Samsung will also offer bundled Airtel 4G SIMs alongwith Samsung 4G handsets available in the Indian market. Airtel 4G double data offers are now available for Samsung’s Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A5 mobile devices. Samsung will also be looking at launching its all new Core Prime 4G mobile smartphone in Airtel 4G markets.
Earlier in April 2012, Airtel had launched India’s first 4G service in Kolkata. Airtel’s 4G services are now available across India including Chennai, Bengaluru, Pune, Chandigarh and Amritsar.
For more information, please visit www.airtel.in/4g.
About Bharti Airtel
Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 4 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 326 million customers across its operations at the end of April 2015. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com