Telecom operator Vodafone India has launched its 3G services on its own network in Shillong in Meghalaya. In order to provide high speed mobile internet services to its customers in the Meghalaya, Vodafone has so far deployed 68 new 3G towers and is in the process of adding more sites, a statement said.
The company said that the launch will help over 2.8 lakh citizens of the city to experience Vodafone 3G services.
Alok Verma, Business Head- Assam & North East, Vodafone India, said, “With this launch our valued customers across Shillong will now avail of faster, smarter, better speeds and superior data browsing experience at the existing 3G tariffs. Our aim is to accelerate mobile internet adoption through penetration, consumption and value addition, and we are confident that this move will facilitate in quicker adoption, better usage and a superfast internet experience on the go.”
Earlier, Vodafone had been offering 3G services in Assam and North East circle via bilateral roaming agreements (ICR) with other operators. In March 2015 auctions, Vodafone India acquired 2100 Mhz (3G) spectrum for Assam and North East circle and has made significant investments to modernise its network.
Vodafone India has more than 4.8 million customers in the Assam & North East circle with 40% being data users. Vodafone has been rolling out its own 3G network in a phased manner across Assam & North East Circle. It has recently launched its own 3G services in Jowai, Nongpoh and Tura in Meghalaya. Apart from these markets,
Vodafone has also rolled out its own 3G network in Jorhat, Guwahati, Tezpur, Dibrugarh, Nagaon, Digboi, Tinsukia and Bongaigoan in Assam; Itanagar, Bomdila, Tawang, Along, Basar,Bhalukpong, Dirang, Changlang, Palin and Seppa in Arunachal Pradesh; and Kohima and Dimapur in Nagaland.
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