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Idea Launches Wi-Fi Broadband Services in Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Cochin Vizag

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Idea wi-fi BroadbandIndia’s third Largest Cellular operator, Idea Cellular just a while ago has launched Wi-Fi based Wireless Broadband services in Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Cochin and Vizag. This comes as as surprise as until the recent conference call, management didn’t speak a word about the same. However, looking at the launch I note that all the 5 cities fall under circles where Idea Cellular has won 3G Spectrum on its own. So it could be that while upgrading the 2G BTS to 3G they have made network provisions for Wi-Fi based end user services. Alternatively, they could have deployed Tikona WiBro kind of solution [More Details Awaited]

Idea Cellular Wi-Fi Broadband Plans
Idea has introduced Wi-Fi Broadband for the Popular Pre-Paid Segment as well as in the Post-Paid Segment.

Idea Wifi Broadband Cheaper than 3G Data Plans
Even if you consider the best 3G data Plan is available at Rs 100 / GB, Idea’s WiFi Broadband will be at Rs 26 / GB [1299 for 50 GB]. This is also cheaper than Airtel’s DSL Broadband which provides just 30 GB of Free usage at 1 Mbps at the same cost of Rs 1,299.

Update 27/03/2013
Idea WiFi is indeed Tikona like Citywide WiFi coverage. Roll-out coincides with 3G Circles based on the fact that Idea bid for 3G in circles where it is within the Top 3 in Revenue Market Share and the same Logic stands extended to Wi-Fi roll-out as well. More details on the Network were divulged on who were the equipment vendors, etc but can’t really discuss it here.

  1. Manjunath says:

    Idea Cellular will launch Wi-Fi Broadband in Bengaluru and Hubli in Karnataka as they are busy readying the network for the same.

  2. Naresh Jalodia says:

    I am looking for land line connection and broadband plan for SMB with 2 Mbps speed.

    Kindly provide the plans for same.

    Regards,
    Naresh

  3. I am a Idea internet user since 6 months. The speed is quite faster than similar to other mobile operators. The data plans are also very affordable to every users.

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