Vodafone India invests Rs 500 crore in ANE circle; launches 3G services in Guwahati

After Jorhat, telecom firm Vodafone has launched 3G services on its own network in Guwahati in Assam, having invested over Rs 500 crores to modernize and upgrade existing voice and data network in ANE (Assam, North East) circle.

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To provide high speed mobile internet services to the customers in Guwahati, Vodafone has deployed 285 new 3G towers and continues to add more sites, a company statement said.

So far, it was offering 3G services in Assam and North East circle via bilateral roaming agreements (ICR) with other operators. However, in March 2015 auctions, Vodafone India acquired 2100 Mhz (3G) spectrum for Assam and North East circle.

During the period of April-October 2015, Vodafone has put up over 115 numbers of 2G sites and 248 numbers of 3G sites in ANE, while the capacity of more than 150 existing sites has been augmented.

Today, it has more than 4.7 million customers in Assam and North East Circle with 40% being data users.

Alok Verma, Business Head- Assam and North East, Vodafone India, said, “With this launch our valued customers across Guwahati will now avail of faster, smarter, better speeds and superior data browsing experience at the existing 3G tariffs. Our aim is to accelerate mobile internet adoption through penetration, consumption and value addition, and we are confident that this move will facilitate in quicker adoption, better usage and a superfast internet experience on the go.”

Vodafone has been rolling out its own 3G network in a phased manner across Assam and North East Circle.

Recently, it has announced the launch of its own 3G services in Jorhat in Assam, Itanagar, Bomdila, Tawang, Along, Basar, Bhalukpong, Dirang, Changlang in Arunachal Pradesh and Kohima and Dimapur in Nagaland.

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November 20, 2015 9:52 am 9:52 AM

Good News ! Vodafone Please Launch 3G service in Karnataka. In Bangalore AirTel 3G is overcrowded by AVoID customers.

Niranjana NK
November 20, 2015 10:48 am 10:48 AM

Their signals are live in Mangalore, but I cannot latch onto it!

Hafiz Rahman
November 19, 2015 1:15 pm 1:15 PM

idea 4G signals up in kochi

November 19, 2015 5:20 pm 5:20 PM

Realy..thatts a great news

Arjun Aggarwal
November 19, 2015 12:03 pm 12:03 PM

TelecomTalk’s spectrum holding sheet shows that Vodafone does not have 2100 MHz spectrum in the North East circle. Then on which band has Vodafone launched W-CDMA service in the NE circle ?