Vodafone deploys 8 network sites around AIIMS to improve connectivity

By November 30th, 2015 AT 5:17 PM

Telecom operator Vodafone India has installed eight additional network sites at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in order to improve outdoor and indoor connectivity.

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The company has been working with the civic agencies to address network issues and provide better connectivity around critical areas like the hospital, government buildings, and public spaces.

It is also regularly conducting drive tests in Delhi to identify pockets where there are congestion concerns and is working on a war footing to resolve them. Ensuring a quick response and re-dressal to network issues the company has also set up special ‘War room’ which monitors the network situation 24X7.

Installation of sites around the AIIMS complex is one of the many initiatives undertaken by Vodafone to optimize the network further to address the growing mobile communication requirements of subscribers.

The leading medical institute, which is located in New Delhi, receives about 9,000-10,000 patients per day from all across the country and with a minimum of two attendants per patient, the number goes up to 30,000 visitors on a daily basis.

Vodafone 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, the company 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.

Vodafone India, in addition to Rs 111,000 crores already invested in the country since entry in 2007, has recently announced an additional investment of Rs 13,000 crores for capacity augmentation and new business initiatives, reiterating its commitment to Digital India and Make in India.

Recently, in a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in London, Vittorio Colao, CEO, Vodafone Group Plcm has reiterated the company’s commitment towards the government projects.

Colao had said, “At Vodafone, we are enthused with the PM’s vision for ‘Digital India’ and ‘Make in India’. Vodafone India serves over 188 million citizens, of which almost 100 million are from rural areas. As the co-creator of the telecom ecosystem, a catalyst of the telecom revolution in India and being committed for the long term, we are ideally poised to partner the Government of India in fulfilling these important initiatives.”

Having over six years of experience in business journalism, Krishna has a knack for writing on telecom and IT. She believes that tryst with technology is the best thing that has ever happened to the mankind. Krishna is a telecom analyst with CMR

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samar
samar

Bad thing about vodafone is if you loss your sim card then they will force you take postpaid connection. Vodafone does this at my town with their two mini store and one big store.

airtel never force to take post paid. while using vodafone as my primary number i miss the airtel’s free miss call alert service which cost rs 30 per month in vodafone.

Sanjit Roy
Sanjit Roy

@Samar- Bro just wait their father is arriving to teach them hard lessons very shortly. I can tell you one thing very sure once Jio arrives vodafone’s data business will be flushed out from India. Now recently I spoke to a senior employee of idea cellular what he told that idea cellular is taking Jio very seriously, they are looking for spectrum acquisitions through auctions as well as through trading. Already they have increased the pace of the roll out of intra city ofc network, even they are rolling ofc across Bengal circle for future 4g possibilities. I believe that… Read more »

samar
samar

@sanjit what about the 2g voice call in jio? i heard from my friend who has been selected one of jio retailer that jio Currently focusing only on data business.

Sanjit Roy
Sanjit Roy

@Samar- Exactly they are only focusing in data services, I think voice service is already saturated so they are only focusing on data services. But don’t worry they will bring affordable volte enabled 4g handsets across the country.

Kiran Fernandes
Kiran Fernandes

It’s a good thing that they are taking Jio very seriously. Aircel, Uninor, tata should actually leave the telecom business because they won’t be able to compete with jio who has maximum spectrum as well as coverage. It is possible for Jio to give unlimited 4g because of the small cells which double the capacity of the network and more people will be able to download as much as they can without affecting the network. I just hope they can improve their data centers to give 80 to 90Mbps all over India. 30 to 50Mbps isnt really 4g. Because of… Read more »

Nathenel
Nathenel

Vodafone set up new 6 thelas in New Delhi to force the customers to mnp to postpaid or buy postpaid connections. RIP Vodafone Prepaid 😀

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