Vodafone to launch 4G services in Mumbai by December 2015

Vodafone India announced that it will launch its 4G services in Mumbai by December 2015. While Vodafone has been investing in the development of the 4G services with enthusiasm, testing of 4G services has been successfully initiated. Vodafone India has partnered with leading global technology infrastructure service providers for the network roll-out. With some of the latest technological developments on the anvil, Vodafone is building a robust and resilient network architecture coupled with strong backup to support the expected volumes and speed requirements of its customers.

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Mumbai, with around 30%* of data revenues is one of the top data markets for Vodafone in India. To further strengthen this position, Vodafone is investing heavily in high capacity Fibre/backhaul to significantly increase internet connectivity, which will benefit all its data subscribers.

Announcing this development, Ishmeet Singh, Business Head–Mumbai, Vodafone India, said, “We are the leading service provider in Mumbai and our customers have a lot to look forward to. We are excited to launch our new 4G services in the superior 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. We will continue to pursue our customer centric strategy in an endeavor to meet their evolving needs for better and smarter connectivity for both voice and data.”

Vodafone India remains committed towards making necessary investments in network expansion and modernization for enhancing overall customer experience. In the first six months of the current financial year, Vodafone has already rolled out over 1000 sites and invested more than INR 500 crores in Mumbai. It has also made significant investments in upgrading its own network plus modernizing the radio network and switching systems to provide a superior mobile internet experience for customers. In addition, charging platforms have also been upgraded to facilitate a wider bouquet of products and services.

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October 13, 2015 10:15 pm 10:15 PM

Any news for Kolkata circle???

October 12, 2015 10:50 pm 10:50 PM

Telecom operator’s 4G license in Mumbai.

(1) 2300 MHz( band 40): Reliance JIO and Airtel
(2) 1800 MHz( band 3): Reliance JIO, Airtel, Vodafone
(3) 850 MHz( band 5): Reliance JIO (For Rcom and Tata Docomo liberalization needed).

See that Reliance JIO has 850+1800+2300 MHz licenses in Mumbai. Tata Docomo has written to the telecom department (DoT) to liberalise 800MHz airwaves in Andhra Pradesh and Delhi and planning to do the same for Mumbai and Maharashtra.

October 12, 2015 9:08 pm 9:08 PM

Band 3 1800 MHz FDD-LTE is far much superior to 2300 MHz TDD-LTE in terms of coverage. Currently difference between 2G (1800 MHz) and 3G (2100 MHz) lies mainly in terms of coverage. Same will be applicable for 4G on 1800 also. Therefore with much better 2G signal strength 4G internet can be accessed on 1800 FDD-LTE. This will certainly leave AirTel & Reliance Jio in fierce competition with Vodafone atleast in Mumbai Circle.

October 13, 2015 9:03 am 9:03 AM

Hi Abhay, I would like to tell you that Reliance JIO and Airtel have 1800 MHz license in Mumbai. So it will be same as Vodafone.
Another main thing, Reliance JIO has also 850 MHz license. That has better indoor coverage compared to 1800 MHz.
So JIO can launch 4G in 850MHz,1800MHz,2300MHz while Vodafone only 1800MHz.
So definitely JIO will be better in Mumbai compared to Vodafone.