Vodafone to launch 4G in Mumbai by December 2015

Vodafone 4G strategies for data growth
Telecom network operator Vodafone India will launch its 4G LTE services — in 1800 MHz band — in Mumbai by December 2015.

Vodafone has rolled out over 1000 sites and invested more than Rs 500 crore in Mumbai in the first six months of the current financial year.

It has made significant investments in upgrading its network plus modernizing the radio network and switching systems. Vodafone has upgraded its charging platforms.

Vodafone India will compete with Reliance Jio Infocomm, which is also gearing up to launch 4G LTE in Mumbai by the year-end.

Bharti Airtel, which started offering 4G services from 2012, has expanded its geographical presence to more than 300 towns across India recently.

Vodafone India has partnered with technology infrastructure vendors for the 4G network roll out in Mumbai.

Building a resilient network architecture coupled with strong backup to support the expected data volumes and speed requirements of its customers is the focus area for Vodafone India.

Mumbai, with around 30 percent of data revenues, is one of the top data markets for Vodafone in India. Further,
Vodafone is investing in fiber / backhaul to significantly increase internet connectivity to ensure better customer experience.

“We will launch our new 4G services in the 1800 MHz band for our customers in Mumbai. Having launched 4G services in several countries, Vodafone has the requisite expertise and experience to ensure that its 4G service in Mumbai will be best in class,” said Ishmeet Singh, business head – Mumbai, Vodafone India.

Baburajan K
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