Airtel buys Tikona, Now the 4G battle start again

Hello friends If you have think that the 4G war has been ended then be ready because you are going to watch the Cheapest 4G war again. 

The reason for the fight is simple – according to CyberMedia Research, by the end of the year India will have 225 million 4G users – it already has 160 million. That is nearly half of India’s wireless broadband population.

A Nokia study shows that 60% of India’s new (or incremental) internet users came on 4G. The shift comes even before users fully shifted to 3G from slow second-generation internet usage.

The heat others are facing is evident as Vodafone and Idea Cellular announced its merger to form the largest telecom company in the country, with 42% market share. Sunil Mittal-led Airtel announced that it is buying Telenor’s local arm in Febraury.

On Thursday Airtel also announced the acquisition of Tikona Networks, which has 20 MHz of 4G spectrum in five circles, for Rs 1,600 crore. “We believe that combining our capacities in TD-LTE and FD-LTE (both technologies to deliver 4G service) will further bolster our network, and help us provide unmatched high-speed wireless broadband experience to our customers,” said Gopal Vittal, managing director and CEO of Bharti Airtel (India & South Asia).

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