In a brief report outlining the 4G availability across the 22 telecom circles in India, Kolkata is at top of the list with a score of 90.73 percent for covering the widest area in a single region. The metro city was also the only city to reach the 90 percent threshold of 4G LTE availability across a single region.
Kolkata was followed closely by Punjab, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa, all of which scored at least 89 percent on OpenSignal’s list for 4G availability. While Kolkata is the only circle to boast of a 90 percent availability, the report revealed that the other 21 circles didn’t fare badly either and all of them scored over 80 percent, which is impressive since 4G has only been in the country since 2012.
Of the list of top 4G-enabled circles, it was found that many of the top telecoms circles for 4G availability were in the East and North of the country. 4G networks will now reach higher levels as the government moves toward a major spectrum auction in the country.
OpenSignal said “The telecom sector is developing at lightning speed, with operators investing heavily in their 4G networks, while fierce competition has led to several major mobile mergers in the past couple of years. India currently has one of the most exciting and dynamic mobile markets in the world – and we’ll continue to track all the developments through our metrics and analysis as they unfold.”