iPhone users would now be able to enjoy HD video streaming with zero buffering among other features at 3G prices

Nearly two years after launching the country’s first 4G LTE network in Bangalore, leading telecom service provider Bharti Airtel announced the launch of 4G services on mobiles here on Friday.

Bangalore is the first city where the telco has launched the service. However, it is only on offer for iPhone 5s and 5c users and in the initial launch phase will be available at 3G tariffs.

With this, Airtel claims customers will be able to experience “never before capabilities” such as high definition video streaming with zero buffering, being able to download 10 movies in less than 30 minutes and connect multiple devices without any experience constraint. While data browsing will be on 4G network, voice calls will be routed on 2G/3G seamlessly with the CSFB (circuit switched fall back) technology.

Commenting on the launch, Srini Gopalan, Director (consumer business) at Airtel said; “We (with Apple) will give customers in Bengaluru the power to upgrade to cutting edge 4G LTE technology at no additional cost.”

Existing Airtel mobile customers have to just update their existing SIM to a 4G SIM and select their preferred pack.