Vodafone India network goes live in Sela Pass in Tawang District of Arunachal Pradesh 13,700 feet above sea level

Vodafone India has announced the launch of its network and services in Sela Pass in Tawang District of Arunachal Pradesh. With this move, Vodafone now offers full-fledged voice and data services to the visitors & residents of this high-altitude mountain pass located 13,700 feet above sea level. With this expansion, Vodafone now covers 608 towns & villages across 13 districts of Arunachal Pradesh and continues to expand its network.

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Commenting on this, Alok Verma, Business Head – Assam and North East Circle, Vodafone India said, As part of our ongoing endeavour to strengthen network in Arunachal Pradesh with robust telecom infrastructure, we feel extremely proud to announce that Vodafone is now fully equipped to provide excellent connectivity and services to the residents of Sela Pass, which is one of the most challenging terrains to set up telecom infrastructure.

The network expansion to Sela Pass will enable these distant customers as well as visitors to and from Tawang to exercise their choice for telecom services and remain seamlessly connected. We are here to win hearts and gain the trust of our customers in this market and we are achieving that in a steady manner. Vodafone’s objective is to be the preferred telecom service provider in Assam and North East and be seen as a Company that provides value.

In Assam and North East Circle, Vodafone operates in seven states spanning across 17,800 towns and villages diverse in demographic landscape, catering to an equally diverse populace in terms of culture and language. Presently, with over 5100 cell sites, 73,000+ distribution touch points and more than 305 retail touch points; Vodafone offers one of the most robust network connectivity to an overall subscriber base of over 5.2 million in Assam and North East.

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13 Comments on "Vodafone India network goes live in Sela Pass in Tawang District of Arunachal Pradesh 13,700 feet above sea level"


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Deep Sarkar
June 21, 2016 9:45 pm 9:45 PM

Good move by vodafone. Keep it up.

June 14, 2016 3:56 pm 3:56 PM

Waste network and waste plans.

June 14, 2016 2:34 pm 2:34 PM

I don’t under this operator’s strategy. They don’t cover normal terrain where there are significant population through which they can earn revenue. Now what’s the point if network is going to be underutilized? Even now network expansion in Karnataka from last 5-6 years.

June 14, 2016 5:57 pm 5:57 PM

They are investing only in places like Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, Belgaum and Hubli-Dharwad. Even with 4G airtel is congested because of idea and vodafone. I want idea to get 3G spectrum in next auction.

June 15, 2016 6:45 am 6:45 AM

Airtel doesn’t share its 4G network with Idea and Vodafone. It only shares its 3G network.

June 14, 2016 7:26 pm 7:26 PM

Vodafone Karnataka is providing better service than airtel and far-better-than useless Idea (in terms of net speed and customer care).

Idea has a very strange issue. Phone battery seems to die faster than usual on 2G. Doesn’t happen with 3G ( ICRA: airtel). Since then kept phone on 3G only. Can’t wait to port out 😀

June 14, 2016 8:05 pm 8:05 PM

Airtel beats Vodafone any day if you consider entire Karnataka circle.

June 16, 2016 10:21 am 10:21 AM

Ever faced jump calls (calls connecting to some other number) on airtel? 🙂

June 14, 2016 8:04 pm 8:04 PM

I already ported out from idea.
Vodafone 3G available in only few places that is why I don’t like it. I don’t know why but Vodafone 3G using airtel’s network is much faster than idea 3G using airtel’s network. I use Vodafone as my secondary number because I don’t get 3G inside of my house and my primary number airtel’s 2G is very slow when compared to Vodafone 2G.

Kaushik Roy
June 14, 2016 4:08 pm 4:08 PM

This is due to 1800 Mhz spectrum they are using and they are way behind the 900 Mhz operator holders like Idea and Airtel.

All biggies are lagging behind in 1800 Mhz holding circles except where RGSM had 900 Mhz like Westbengal , Bihar,Orissa,Assam where the later entrant like airtel in 1800 Mhz band dominating the 900 Mhz band

airtel is not so good in 1800 Mhz circles – Gujarat,Maharastra,Kerala,Haryana,

Vodafone is not so good in 1800 Mhz cirlces – Karnataka,AP,

They are not investing as much in 1800 Mhz circles like they doing for 900 Mhz circles

Sanjit Roy
June 14, 2016 6:49 pm 6:49 PM

@Kaushik- Who said you that airtel do not poses 900 MHz across Assam , Rob, Orissa, Bihar&Jharkhand and NE circles? For your kind info since the inception of bharti airtel in this circles bharti’s 2g network is ridding on 900 MHz. Even you can check the spectrum data sheet.

June 14, 2016 11:15 pm 11:15 PM

That is the reason Bharti has the max subscribers in Bihar & Jharkhand, Odisha etc. as compared to Vodafone

June 14, 2016 2:58 pm 2:58 PM

*Even now no network expansion in Karnataka from last 5-6 years.