RIL planning to launch 4G services at affordable rates of Rs.10/GB in 2012
India is still getting along with 3G but the high tariff plans are restricting consumers to opt for high speed data plans. While 4G LTE is making news and reaching various countries around world, Indian telecom service providers are also planning to bring in 4G connectivity in the country soon.
Mukesh Ambani’s RIL, for instance, is planning to offer high speed data services on affordably priced tablets by 2012-end, which will coincide with the worldwide deployment of an advanced technology that it plans to use, which is of course 4G.
The company is planning to launch low budgeted tablets at Rs. 3,500 with a bundle 1GB of data at Rs 10 at 4G speeds. Earlier the company had planned to launch the service in mid 2012 via data cards, but it seems that the company has changed its mind.
Now 4G LTE is already under testing phase in India, so it is quite possible and viable to have the next generation of cellphone data packet technology by next year. And if Reliance does come up with its planned rates, 3G providers are going to go bankrupt for sure.
What do you think? Will 4G be successful in India?