Vodafone, the second largest India-based telecom operator has recently affirmed the launch of its 4G services by the end of the current year. The first summit will comprise Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Kochi and Bengaluru.
The company has also decided to launch its 3G network in 7 circles to broaden the long-range 3G impression to 16 circles country-wide. The 7 circles include UP West, Karnataka, Assam, UP West, Odisha, Kerala and Rajasthan.
Vodafone stated in its Press Release that the company has invested more than RS 350 crores to modernize and upgrade existing voice and data network and has installed more than 550 sites to roll out 4G in the last six months.
The company also claims that the trial of 4G services went successfully and was executed smoothly.
According to Apporva Mehta, Business Head-Delhi and NCR,
“We are one of the leading services provider in Delhi/NCR and our customers have a lot to look forward to. We are excited to launch our new 4G services on the superior 1800 MHz band for our customers. Having launched 4G services in several countries, Vodafone has the requisite expertise and experience to ensure that its service in Delhi/NCR will be best in class. We will continue to pursue our customer centric strategy of continuing to meet their evolving needs for better and smarter connectivity for both voice and data.”
The telecom company had fortuitously captured additional 4G LTE in February 2014 auctions in 5 circles including Kolkata Karnataka and Kerala. These circles encompass around half of the total data revenues for Vodafone India. As per an emailed statement,
“Over the last few months, Vodafone India has taken several steps to modernize its radio network and switching systems. Charging platforms have also been upgraded to facilitate a wider bouquet of products and services.”
Large scale investments have been made in high-range backhaul and fiber in order to enhance the cyberspace connectivity across the globe which will also aid the data subscribers of the telecom company. According to the company, it will start offering 4G services in NCR territory by the end of this year which will make surfing much quicker as compared to 3G.
Reliance Jio Infocomm is also planning to roll out 4G services in Delhi, but the rumors have not yet been confirmed by the official sources. Meanwhile Vodafone has reiterated its promise of delivering superior quality to its customers
“Vodafone India remains committed towards making significant investments in network expansion and for enhancing overall customer experience.”