Telenor to expand narrowband-LTE network to ten more towns

19 Dec 2016

Norwegian-owned cellco Telenor India is planning to expand its narrowband-LTE service to ten more towns, bringing the total to 37 across its six service areas, Telenor India’s COO Tanveer Mohammad said in an interview with the Economic Times. According to the official, the cellco’s narrowband variant of 4G – which uses smaller tranches of spectrum to provide data services at reduced speeds – is currently carrying more than 5TB of data per day. Depending on the circle, Telenor’s 4G platform uses either 1.4MHz or 3MHz of spectrum, freed up by its implementation of a ‘lean GSM’ solution. Mr Mohammed noted that in areas using just 1.4MHz for LTE, customers typically experience download speeds of around 1Mbps, whereas in areas with 3MHz dedicated to 4G, slightly faster speeds of between 3Mbps and 5Mbps are available.

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