Telecom operator Vodafone India has started rolling out 3G services on its own network in Bengaluru and aims to cover the entire city in the next 60 days.
The company has been providing 3G services in Bengaluru through intra-circle roaming arrangements with other operators. With the rollout, J P Nagar, Chamrajpet, Basavanagudi, Padmanabha Nagar, Hanumanth Nagar, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Srinagar, Jayanagar, KR Market, Kumaraswamy layout, Electronic City, Jigni, Bommasandra and Bommanahalli will have Vodafone’s own 3G networks. .
Vodafone has been deploying its own 3G network in Karnataka and has already launched its own 3G services in 19 towns that includes Tumkur, Gadag, Bellary, Hassan, Shimoga, Hubli-Dharwad, Gulbarga, Belgaum, Mangalore and Mysuru among others.
Suresh Kumar, Operations Director –South, Vodafone India, said, “Bengaluru is a strategic and critical data market for us in Karnataka and in India. We have made significant investments in Karnataka to enhance customer experience. With the launch of our own 3G network, our valued customers in Bengaluru can now enjoy a superior data browsing experience at existing 3G tariffs. Customer response to our own 3G services in other parts of the state has been overwhelming and we look forward to faster mobile internet adoption.”
Vodafone provides a range of special offers for its customers in Karnataka. They include first recharge of Rs 97 and Rs 149 giving 500MB and 750MB 3G data respectively for 30 days for new customers. Existing subscribers can dial *121# from their phones to view their customized 3G offers.
Vodafone has around 76 lakhs customers in Karnataka Circle with 58% being data users.
Having over six years of experience in business journalism, Krishna has a knack for writing on telecom and IT. She believes that tryst with technology is the best thing that has ever happened to the mankind. Krishna is a telecom analyst with CMR