Vodafone to start rolling out 4G services in West Bengal, Haryana, Gujarat and U.P. East circles starting next week: Sources

Vodafone India, the second largest telecom operator of our country which has 4G presence across 5 circles and preparing to offer 4G services in other 4 circles, might launch 4G services starting this week in those circles in a phased manner.


According to our sources who are working with the telecom operator in this matter, shared with us that the operator has already tested 4G services in several places in those circles which are West Bengal, Gujarat, Haryana & U. P. East. ‘Unlike rapid 3G expansion, the company’s 4G services would be rolled out slowly in a phased manner, starting with major cities across those circles.’ said a Vodafone employee on request of anonymity.

Vodafone is already offering FDD LTE network on 1800 Mhz in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Karnataka & Kerala and plans to use the same frequency airwaves for 4G rollout in the new circles as well. Out of the 4 new circles Vodafone has less than 5 MHz of spectrum in Haryana and West Bengal where it has to initially use narrow band LTE till it manages to get more spectrum.

Compared to regular 4G speeds, narrow band 4G offers much lower data speeds but operators like Telenor India are already offering 5-10 Mbps download speeds in some areas using the same technology. We’re expecting Vodafone’s narrow band 4G speed would be similar to that speed.

In circles like Gujarat, Haryana & West Bengal the company has already started offering 4G SIM upgradation at zero cost. Also, customers who are booking 4G SIM card would get additional 4G data once they launch the high speed data network. With 4G launch in these circles where Vodafone dominates the GSM market share would help the telco to battle with other 4G players including Idea & Jio. Also it would become the third largest 4G operator with 4G presence across 9 circles, after the launch.

The British telecom giant’s Indian unit which is nearing the 200 million subscriber mark soon is also looking to expand 4G services in other circles through spectrum trading route with smaller operators.

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August 15, 2016 8:52 pm 8:52 PM

Vodafone is waste and R-Jio is the best

Ravi lucknow upe
August 15, 2016 9:28 pm 9:28 PM

Agar itna hi best hai toh launch kyun nahi karwate kahe tarikh par tarikh badhwate ho …. Comment karne sey pehle haqeeqat dekh liya karo

August 15, 2016 7:23 pm 7:23 PM

Vodafone 4G signal is live in lucknow (UP East)

Sunny | Lucknow
August 15, 2016 9:56 pm 9:56 PM

It’s live since a month or so.

Ravi lucknow upe
August 15, 2016 10:31 pm 10:31 PM

Aab toh mujhy bhi shak ho raha hai ki vodafone walo ney zhoot bola hai mujhysey ki launch sey 1 din pehle live karenge 4g sighnal jab iss area jab install hi nahi haibtoh aayega kaha sey

Sunny | Lucknow
August 15, 2016 11:48 pm 11:48 PM

Verma ji poore Lko mein kahin bhi Voda 4G nahi mil raha aapko? How’s that possible…jhooth to bol hi rahe the Vodafone waale. How can they launch without keeping signals on for testing. Although i haven’t checked everywhere but most ppl from here are reporting Voda 4G signals except you…

S Narayan
August 16, 2016 11:13 am 11:13 AM

It was live in my area for a few days last month then disappeared. In fact, they are giving 4G sims also. However it has the same Roaming problem as with RCOM sim (national/international) and it would then disappear.

Ravi lucknow upe
August 16, 2016 12:48 am 12:48 AM

Aab main kya karo mere hanth main toh nahi hai signal agar mujhy milega toh jaroor bataounga jab nahi mil raha hai lekhraj market toh main kaise kaho ki aah raha hai aur jaise vodafone wali preeti main jo wave main baithti gai ussney mujhy kaha ki 1 din signal live hoga toh maine aap ko bata diya air mujhy khujli iss baat ki ho rahi hai ki sab ki area main signal dikh raha hai siwayee meri area key batao hadd hai

August 16, 2016 12:27 am 12:27 AM

Before the Mumbai launch also, Voda 4G signals were not visible on manual search, just appeared on the date of launch.

August 16, 2016 1:29 am 1:29 AM

@Esmail: Mumbaikars were still lucky that signals appeared on the date of launch. In Delhi circle, Vodafone have live 4G signals only in Gurgaon and C.P. on launch date. I have used my free 1GB 4G data as 3G coz 4G signals came to North West Delhi after around 45 days of launch…

ravi lucknow upe
August 15, 2016 8:50 pm 8:50 PM

i am also from lucknow in indira nagar lucknow lekhraj market but still not getting any 4g signal here except telenor,reliance 4g,jio,4g…… in which area you get signal…

Sunny | Lucknow
August 15, 2016 11:49 pm 11:49 PM

Dekhiye jab BBD side signals aa rahe hain so main city area mein milne hi chahiye…

August 15, 2016 11:05 pm 11:05 PM

Near BBD

AkashR, Asansol, WB
August 15, 2016 7:16 pm 7:16 PM

Currently only Reliance GSM (not started service) & Reliance Jio 4g signal available in Asansol, RoWB