Vodafone India is currently in the process of rolling out VoLTE services to every corner of the country. Today, one of Vodafone Tamil Nadu official said that the company will launch its Super VoLTE service in the state this year. S Murali, Business Head, Vodafone, Tamil Nadu when asked about the rollout of VoLTE in Tamil Nadu this year, he replied as “(we) should be (launching it)”. “You will get to know (once we launch VoLTE service). We have launched it (VoLTE service) in many parts of the country”, he further added.
However, Murali did not give any timeframe for the launch though. Vodafone Super VoLTE service is already live in Delhi & NCR, Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra and Goa, Mumbai and more recently it was expanded to Rajasthan. In Haryana and Rajasthan, Vodafone is the only GSM operator to offer VoLTE services.
Switching to VoLTE network will give Vodafone an option to compete with the likes of Reliance Jio and Airtel as the latter is offering VoLTE in Chennai, while the former has pan-India VoLTE coverage.
Speaking with reporters from PTI, Murali also confirmed that Vodafone had made investments of Rs 600 crore in both Chennai and Tamil Nadu during the current financial year. Furthermore, he confirmed that Vodafone currently has 7,234 sites in the circle, out of them 1,700 sites have the double carrier facility offering double the speed for customers.
“(The company) invested Rs 7,300 crore till date. Invested over Rs 450 crore in the current financial year(in Tamil Nadu)”, Murali said. Vodafone is currently serving 16 million subscribers in the Tamil Nadu circle.
Speaking about Chennai circle, he said that the company had launched 2,539 sites launched between 2017 and 2018 and invested over Rs 3,000 crore till date. In the current financial year, Vodafone has invested Rs 150 crore in Chennai circle.
According to the official, Vodafone is currently offering SuperNet 4G services in 1800 towns in Tamil Nadu.