4G Expansion: Airtel launches 4G Services in Sikkim


Bharti Airtel Limited (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecommunications services provider, has launched its 4G services in Sikkim, with services live in Gangtok.

Customers can now enjoy uninterrupted HD video streaming, superfast uploading and downloading of movies, music and images. Airtel 4G is available to customers across a range of smart devices including mobile phones, dongles and 4G hotspots.

Airtel 4G has been rolled out in Sikkim using dual spectrum bands of 2300 Mhz (TD LTE) and 1800 Mhz (FD LTE) to offer a superior mobile broadband experience.

In Gangtok, Airtel has deployed Carrier Aggregation (4G-Advanced) technology, which offers data speeds of up to 135 Mbps on compatible handsets. Carrier Aggregation technology combines the capacities across 2300 Mhz (TD LTE) and 1800 Mhz (FD LTE) to deliver high broadband speeds. With this, Gangtok joins a select group of cities globally and in India, to have 4G-advanced network.

Commenting on the launch, Vir Inder Nath, CEO – West Bengal & Odisha, Bharti Airtel Limited said, “We are delighted to launch our 4G services in Sikkim. Airtel has deployed the latest Carrier Aggregation technology to offer a superior 4G experience to customers in Gangtok. Customers can choose from a wide range of affordable prepaid and postpaid plans and get onto the digital superhighway with Airtel. We will expand our 4G footprint to other parts of Sikkim in the coming days.”

To facilitate easy upgrades, customers can now switch their existing 2G/3G SIMs with 4G ready USIMs completely free of cost at any Airtel retail store in the Gangtok.

Airtel also announced a new 4G offer for prepaid customers who can now enjoy 10 GB 4G/3G data for just Rs 255 in with any new 4G handset. With these recharges, 1 GB data will be instantly credited to the customer’s account and the additional 9 GB data can be claimed by the customer through MyAirtel app. Users can avail a maximum of 3 recharges within 90 days, on the offer.

Airtel recently launched a new version of its MyAirtel app – the one app for all apps. The refreshed MyAirtel app will offer the best of music, movies games, LIVE TV, e-books, chats and much more in one place. Users can also enjoy free 2GB cloud backup with the new Airtel Cloud app and free calling with Airtel Dialer.

Customers can choose from a range of other Postpaid and Prepaid packs to enjoy Airtel 4G

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