Bharti Airtel has rolled out its Platinum 3G service to customers in Indore and Haryana, a few months after starting the scheme in Mumbai and Kolkata earlier this year. The telecom operator now hopes to provide it across the Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh circles within the next three months.
Like before, Platinum 3G is now available to customers at the current 3G rates. In the first phase, 10 towns in Haryana will have access to the service. This includes Jind, Sonipat, Karnal, Yamunanagar, Rohtak, Ambala, Panipat, Kurukshetra, Kaithal and Hisar. Airtel had previously introduced the 4G network in these places as well.
Platinum 3G supposedly grants a range of benefits to the user. It has lower frequency signals, which allows the mobile waves to travel deep inside buildings, guaranteeing better indoor coverage. This translates to faster data connectivity and fewer instances of call drops. It also possesses twice the spectrum other 3G networks use, so internet speeds are faster.
Another advantage comes in the form of battery life savings. Platinum 3G enhances the backend communication between Airtel and the smartphone being used. It does this by detecting when the consumer is staying idle on one page and automatically stops sending signals to the brand to download more information.
As per PTI, Airtel COO Veer Inder Nath confirmed that the company is also planning to begin 4G services in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The brand had earlier acquired Augere Wireless Broadband India for this purpose, as it owned 20MHz of broadband wireless access spectrum in those regions. The network provider is now in the process of getting the required clearances from the authorities.