|Headquarters||Gurgaon, Haryana, India|
Videocon Telecom, formerly Videocon Mobile Services, is an Indian cellular service provider that offers GSM mobile services in India. The company is a subsidiary of Videocon Industries, and is headquartered at Gurgaon, Haryana. The company was known as Videocon Mobile Services, until it changed its logo and rebranded to Videocon Telecom on 19 September 2013. At its peak, Videocon held licences to provide mobile services in 18 out of 22 telecom circles of India. However, Videocon launched commercial services only in 11 out of the 18 circles it held licences in. Following the 2G spectrum scam, the Supreme Court cancelled 122 licences issued by the Indian Government in 2008, including 21 licences belonging to Videocon. In the 2012 spectrum auction, Videocon won back licences in 6 circles.
Proposed launch of 4G Services
Videocon plan to launch 4G services over 1800MHz band which the company secured in the November auction in Jharkhand, Bihar, West and East Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. Videocon won liberalised spectrums in the auction and can offer services over the 1800 MHz band using any technology. Videocon will use LTE-FDD technology to roll out 4G on 1800 MHz band. It should be noted that globally LTE-FDD 1800 is getting more importance across the globe, more than 30% of LTE roll outs are on this band. So Videocon can leverage the advantages of LTE-FDD on 1800 MHz, as the ecosystem including devices are quite mature compared to other Indian companies. As Videocon has only 5 MHz spectrum for both 2G and 4G, the company plans to auto-allocation of spectrum for 4G during peak and off-peak hours. In peak hours Videocon can provide up to 9 Mbit/s over its upcoming LTE network and during off-peak hours speed may go up to 21Mbit/s.
Videocon Telecom competes with 14 other mobile operators in India. They are Aircel, Airtel, BSNL, Loop Mobile, MTNL, MTS, Ping Mobile, Reliance Communications, S Tel, Tata DoCoMo, Tata Indicom, Uninor, Idea, Virgin Mobile, T24, and Vodafone.
- Videocon To Shut Down GSM Operations in 11 Circles Including Mumbai, Asks Customers To Port Out Before 18 January TelecomTalk.info
- Videocon Targeting July-2013 to Launch 4G-LTE Services TelecomTalk.info