The firm mentioned it’s in the most effective place to improve 2G prospects additionally to 4G, however it would proceed with fundamental voice based mostly providers to its 2G subscribers
Telecom operator Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL) on Sunday mentioned it has began upgrading its 3G users to 4G in key markets.
Further, the corporate mentioned it’s in the most effective place to improve 2G prospects additionally to 4G, however it would proceed with fundamental voice based mostly providers to its 2G subscribers.
“While the company will continue to offer basic voice services to its 2G users, 3G data users will gradually be upgraded to 4G in a phased manner across all markets. VIL has started informing its customers in the markets where re-farming is getting completed,” it mentioned in a press release.
With the best quantum of spectrum within the nation and a big a part of it already re-farmed for 4G, VIL is now greatest positioned to improve 2G and 3G users to excessive pace 4G knowledge providers, Vodafone Idea managing director and CEO Ravinder Takkar mentioned.
“As our integration nears completion, we have already expanded our 4G coverage to 1 billion Indian population who can now avail faster data services pan-India,” he added.
Out of whole cellular buyer base of 30.5 crore on the finish of June, the corporate had 11.6 crore cellular broadband users on its community, of which 10.four crore have been 4G prospects and relaxation have been on 3G community.
VIL mentioned that consolidation of Vodafone and Idea community has considerably enhanced its 4G capability with deployment of newest applied sciences by way of which it has been in a position to deploy 4G in radiowaves that have been earlier getting used for 3G.
“VIL will now be able to offer faster 4G data speeds to its 3G users on the Vi GIGAnet network. The company’s enterprise customers currently using 3G based services will be upgraded to 4G and 4G based IoT applications and services, in a phased manner,” the assertion mentioned.