Vodafone Deploys Largest 200G Long-Haul Fibre Network Across 88 Cities in India

Vodafone today announced the deployment of India’s largest long-haul fibre network across 88 cities. Vodafone India has confirmed the installation of more than 43,000 kms of 200GB long-haul network in 75 days, making it the world’s fastest and biggest optical deployment project. Vodafone states the growth in data consumption and adoption of new technologies like 5G and VoLTE, the deployment of 200G Long-Haul network will enable Vodafone to further improve on its already leading latency performance and enhance customer experience for mobile and enterprise customers.


Speaking about the launch of India’s largest 200G long-haul network, Vishant Vora, Director-Technology, Vodafone India, said, “Consumers and businesses are increasingly demanding flexible, secure and efficient ways to consume data. Moving towards 200G long-haul network is a significant step by Vodafone India to lead and provide seamless network and high bandwidth to our consumers. This 200G Ultra Long Haul Fibre Network allows enterprise customers on performance monetisation and improving customer experience. We are proud that our team could install India’s largest 200G network in a record time, making it’s the fastest deployment across the globe.”

Vodafone’s 200G long-haul network deployment brings differentiating capabilities to customers like- OVPN, which is the Horizontal and Vertical Network resource slicing for customers; Latency Based Routing which ensures low latency paths; Fibre Doctor, which is an online fibre monitoring tool to detect the fault and improve fibre repair MTTR. Lastly, the deployment also enables T-SDN Enabled Network for the centralised controller, resource and service visualisation.

Vodafone currently has 4G services in more than 15 circles across the country and the telco is working with various network gear makers to enhance the user experience. Right now, the telco has over 223 million subscribers in the country, as per the data available as of March 31, 2018.

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Abhishek UPE
May 31, 2018 11:32 pm 11:32 PM

Vodafone in good in UPE..better than Airtel and chocked Jio

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
June 1, 2018 2:13 am 2:13 AM

Band 41 deployed?

Abhishek UPE
June 1, 2018 9:24 am 9:24 AM

not yet.. still vodafone managed to provide decent speed on band 3.. 25 Mbps+ speed all day in rural areas and constant 8 Mbps during peak times in Lucknow whereas Jio is crawling like snail.. Volte is already deployed even in rural areas..

Sunny | Lucknow
June 1, 2018 12:51 pm 12:51 PM

You must not be in a densely populated area to get those kinds of speeds. Otherwise it’s impossible to use Voda 4G during day time at least.

Sunny | Lucknow
June 1, 2018 7:19 pm 7:19 PM

Okay, I said that because earlier you usually mentioned locations near BBD. At most I’ve got 10 Mbps on Voda that too at late night. Funny thing their 3G sometimes performs better than 4G these days.

Abhishek UPE
June 1, 2018 8:06 pm 8:06 PM

yes..but i was in Gomtinagar while performing the above speed test.. as far as Vodafone 3g is concerned, quality is top notch.. not like Airtel’s third class platinum 3g (marketing gimmick)

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
June 1, 2018 11:22 am 11:22 AM

Thank you!!!!! Your device? Vodafone users less in your circle? What about Idea?

Rhishav (Kolkata)
June 1, 2018 1:55 am 1:55 AM

Not the whole of U.P.
SS from Ballia reported same poor speeds on Vodafone as well.

Abhishek UPE
June 1, 2018 9:32 am 9:32 AM

every operator is not good everywhere.. may be he is living in that area where tower is situated far away from his house.. but overall Vodafone is best in UPE that is what i have experienced while traveling

SS(Shivang Singh)
June 1, 2018 9:16 am 9:16 AM

Yes, in the recent days, speeds have tanked considerably on Vodafone as well being at most of 1 Mbps multiple times a day. However, you wouldn’t believe it but its is better than Jio. Airtel is worthless piece of junk here. Vodafone support acknowledged that the cell site is overloaded and i would require a new cell site at the location. Band 41 has not been deployed here yet but i think Lucknow has band 41.

Sunny | Lucknow
June 1, 2018 12:46 pm 12:46 PM

Nope, no band 41 deployed afaik.

May 31, 2018 7:59 pm 7:59 PM

Technically its called 200g. You are new with the term.

May 31, 2018 7:57 pm 7:57 PM
This 200G optical network and transport layer is not accomplishment in itself. Building strong transport layer is pre requisite for any telco to offer robust 4G and beyond. Vodafone and even Idea is advertising as big accomplishment. Shame on them that they had launched 4G without upgrading their backend. I remember as recently as dec 2017 is when Idea released PO to vendor for upgrading its backend to 100G optical transport layer. Complete shoddy business practice to stay relevant in market… More over Airtel too launched its 4G service without upgrading backend infra and slowly and steadily it has built… Read more »
June 1, 2018 10:31 am 10:31 AM

@chetan What do you think Idea/Vodafone/AirTel should have done? Wait for another year to get the infrastructure ready and then launch 4G?

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
June 1, 2018 11:24 am 11:24 AM

Six years gone and they are yet to launch proper 4G with decent experience!!!!!

AU(Airtel User)
May 31, 2018 10:32 pm 10:32 PM

Chetan +1
Add to that what minuscule part of spectrum is for 4G, so basically User side network is still congested and I want to know what 88 cities are those and did they add towers also since they are closing towers on daily basis. Vodafone idea sour deal idea is further going to ruin it. Idea is worst operator out there if you compare 4G availability and speeds. Airtel Jio are far better.

Kaushik IMA
May 31, 2018 11:33 pm 11:33 PM

I disagree AU but it depends circle wise. In MPCG Maharashtra and Guj idea is better than airtel 4G and 3G coverage wise (but not speed wise).

Idea has by far the best backend and customer service in AVOID. All my queries are taken care of in just a day or two….

Now Vodafone isn’t that good outside major cities but since they rolled out ICR with idea it’s an OK option now. I care less because I manage to pay Vodafone bills with reward points so it’s almost free to use for me.