Vodafone to launch 4G services by year end

Saturday, Aug 29, 2015,22:27 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kochi | Vodafone India, a leading mobile network provider in the country has confirmed that  it would launch its 4G services by the end of the calendar year 2015.
Important data markets, including Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Kochi would be part of the first wave of the roll-out, a release said here today.
In addition, Vodafone India would also roll out its own 3G networks in seven circles – Assam, North East, UP West, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Kerala and Odisha, to expand its overall 3G footprint to 16 circles across the country, it said.
Testing of 4G services had commenced successfully, it said adding that Vodafone India had partnered with leading global technology infrastructure service providers for the network roll-out.
With some of the latest technological developments on the anvil; Vodafone was building robust and resilient network architecture with a strong backhaul to support the volumes and need for speed from customers, it added.
Vodafone India had successfully acquired additional 4G (LTE) spectrum in five circles, including Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Kerala and Karnataka in February 2014 auctions. These circles together contribute close to 50 per cent of the total data revenues for Vodafone India.
In FY14-15, Vodafone India had rolled out a record number of over 23,000 sites taking its overall network footprint to more than 131,000 sites, it added.