NEW DELHI: Country’s second largest wireless operator by subscribers, Vodafone India has announced the expansion of its next generation, high speed SuperNet 4G network to the residential and business corridors of Navi Mumbai, across Vashi, Kopar Khairane, Airoli, Nerul, Belapur and Kharghar.
On February 10, Vodafone had commenced the roll-out of its 4G services in Mumbai and since then has been gradually expanding its coverage across the entire city in a phased manner. The roll-out will be completed across all parts of Mumbai including the Eastern suburbs & New Mumbai license areas by end March 2016.
Besides Mumbai, Vodafone 4G services are already present in Kerala, Karnataka, Kolkata and Delhi & NCR.
Built on the efficient 1800 MHz band, this state-of-the-art network will enable Vodafone 4G customers to access internet via mobile with speeds across a range of smart devices including Mobile Wi-Fi & dongles. Vodafone 4G services can be readily accessed from 4G enabled handsets.
Vodafone 4G will significantly enhance the mobile internet experience for customers with faster download/upload of videos and music, seamless video chats and will also facilitate greater ease in using their favorite apps. Customers will also adore features like high definition video streaming, mobile gaming and two-way video calling.
Vodafone’s 4G service in Navi Mumbai is built on a strong fibre backhaul of 100G, and is supported by its superfast 3G services on a new and modern network. With this launch, Vodafone is now uniquely positioned to offer in Mumbai, 2G/3G/4G services on its own state of the art, convergent radio technology.
Leveraging its global network and experience, Vodafone is also the first and only telecom service provider to currently offer international roaming on 4G to its India customers visiting Ireland, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Greece, South Africa, Albania, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, UK, Germany, Romania, Spain and Netherlands with many more countries to be launched in coming weeks.
Ishmeet Singh, Business Head – Mumbai, Vodafone India said, “Mumbai is a strong leadership market for Vodafone India with data contributing around 30% of total revenues. We are proud and delighted to bring our 4G services to Navi Mumbai which constitute over xx% of our customer base. 4G has the potential to revolutionize the mobile experience through powerful innovation that impacts how we work and live.
“With this launch, majority of Mumbai is covered by Vodafone SuperNet 4G and we expect to achieve complete coverage by end March 2016. The initial response from customers using our 4G services in Mumbai has been positive and encouraging and we invite the data savvy customers in Navi Mumbai to make the most of the bonanza of special benefits being offered and enjoy the best mobile internet experience. As a steadfast partner of Digital India, we remain focused on deploying multiple technologies –be it 2G, 3G and now 4G-for optimum use as each technology has its own vital role to play in servicing the myriad connectivity needs of consumers across the country,” he said.
Vodafone 4G services are present in 5 circles of Kerala, Karnataka, Mumbai, Delhi & NCR and Kolkata, which today contribute close to 50% of Vodafone India data revenues.