Vodafone deploys mobile BTS ‘Network on Wheels’ to provide trade fair visitors uninterrupted internet access

Country’s second-largest telecom operator Vodafone India has set up extra mobile Base Transceiver Stations (BTS) towers inside Pragati Maidan to facilitate uninterrupted internet connectivity to the visitors. The 35th India International Trade Fair (IITF) in New Delhi, to be held between November14-27, is likely to witness lakhs of footfalls every day.

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The mobile BTS towers are like ‘Network on Wheels’ and they can be deployed anywhere across the vicinity based on customer requirements. Vodafone India is closely working with the organisers and Government authorities of the IITF to deploy these BTS towers, a release said.

It also addresses network issues on war-footing with addition of around 20-30 sites across Delhi every week and augmentation of existing sites. The company has also been regularly doing drive tests in Delhi to see and identify pockets where there are concerns and is working on a war footing to resolve them.

It has invested more than Rs 350 crore to modernize and upgrade existing voice and data network in Delhi. During the period of April-October 2015, Vodafone has put up over 730 3G/2G sites in Delhi NCR, while the capacity of the existing 550 sites has been augmented.

Today, Vodafone has a total of 12,605 sites in Delhi NCR, which includes 6,190 2G sites and 6,415 3G sites. The company has over 98 lakh subscribers in the region.

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November 17, 2015 10:41 am 10:41 AM

Yesterday I Received a Message from Idea about launching of 4G in Tamil Nadu Circle. “Coming Soon. Idea 4G LTE in Tamil Nadu.”

November 17, 2015 9:45 am 9:45 AM

Vodafone should also provide store executives at trade fair so they can force customers to port into postpaid. Lol

November 22, 2015 11:49 am 11:49 AM


November 16, 2015 9:26 pm 9:26 PM

Duffers must instead fix the behaviour of store employees who turn extremely hostile when you have any concern related to prepaid.

However, they are one the best service providers in Delhi/ncr.

S Gopal
November 18, 2015 7:54 am 7:54 AM
This issue is neither localised to Delhi nor just occurring at Vodafone stores rather it is what store executives are forced to peddle and aggressively push for across India. It is probably more endemic in Delhi than in other circles, I presume because Delhi being a Metropolitan Circle is bound to reach consumer mobile saturation earlier than say a C circle or even an A or B Circle. After expansion comes consolidation, probably Vodafone now wants to consolidate and therefore is using tactics to cajole users to move to postpaid whether they are MNP customers, prepaid customers or new customers.… Read more »
Sanjit Roy
November 17, 2015 12:25 pm 12:25 PM

@SS- I am telling you bro after the launch of jio vodafone will bound to stop this forcefull postpaid adoption. Just take a look already Mittal is scared about jio and arrival of jio will isolate vodafone in the telecom industry of India specifically in data business.