Vodafone invests Rs 500 crore to modernize network in Assam & North East

Alok Verma, business head, Assam and North East, Vodafone India
Telecom network operator Vodafone India has deployed 285 new 3G towers in Guwahati, Assam to offer Superfast 3G services on its network.

In March 2015 auctions, Vodafone India acquired 2100 Mhz (3G) spectrum for Assam & North East circle. It has made investments of more than Rs 500 crore to modernize its network. Vodafone India has more than 4.7 million customers in Assam & North East circle with 40 percent being data users.

During April-October 2015, Vodafone has deployed more than 115 2G sites and 248 3G sites in ANE, while the telecom network operator is enhancing the capacity of more than 150 existing sites.

Vodafone India aims to offer high speed mobile Internet to around 1 million citizens of the city as per Census 2011 data.

“Our aim is to accelerate mobile internet adoption through penetration, consumption and value addition in Guwahati,” said Alok Verma, business head – Assam & North East, Vodafone India.

Earlier, Vodafone offered 3G services in Assam and North East circle via roaming agreements (ICR) with rival telecom operators.

Recently, it has announced the launch of its own 3G services in Jorhat in Assam, Itanagar, Bomdila, Tawang, Along, Basar, Bhalukpong, Dirang, Changlang in Arunachal Pradesh and Kohima & Dimapur in Nagaland.

Baburajan K
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