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Idea Cellular launches 4G ahead of Reliance roll-out

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By Zeba SiddiquiMUMBAI (Reuters) - Idea Cellular Ltd, India's third-biggest mobile phone operator, launched high-speed fourth-generation (4G) mobile phone services across the country's south on Wednesday, beating rival Reliance Jio.Idea follows Bharti Airtel and Vodafone in offering high speed services in parts of India, starting with a handful of southern towns. It said all towns and cities in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana would be covered by March 2016.By June 2016, Idea estimated it should be able to reach 750 cities, in telecom "circles" - or districts - ...

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First Published: Wed, December 23 2015. 19:08 IST