In a notable move which indicates that high-speed 4G services are apparently taking roots in India, Videocon Mobile Services said in a Monday announcement that it has inked an in-principle deal with Nokia Siemens for rolling out its 4G LTE network in India.
The announcement, about Videocon's partnership with Nokia Siemens Network for 4G services in India, comes within days of Videocon's statement - at the last-week-concluded 2013 Mobile World Congress - about the tie-up between the companies for the roll out of advanced 4G LTE network in the country.
Despite the fact that Bharti Airtel already took the lead in the 4G arena in India last year by launching 4G services in Bengaluru, Kolkata, and Pune, Videocon had spent Rs 2,221.44 crore in the November 2012 auctions to secure spectrum in six telecom circles - including Bihar, Haryana, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh East and Uttar Pradesh West.
With its 4G services network, Videocon will essentially be offering data service (Internet) experience including Video Chat, High Definition (HD) TV content, Mobile TV, and digital video broadcasting.
About Videocon's tie-up with Nokia Siemens Networks as its Technology partner for the roll out of its 4G network in India, Sandeep Girotra - Nokia Siemens Networks' Head of India Region - said: "We will be pleased to partner with Videocon Mobile Services to launch 4G LTE services in India in order to further drive mobile broadband usage."