India’s No 2 telecom operator in terms of subscriber base Vodafone India Tuesday said that it will launch its 4G services in Karnataka this year.
The high-speed data services will cover Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore and Hubli as a part of the first phase of the 4G rollout, which will be launched across the circle in a phased manner, the teclo said in a statement.
Testing of 4G services has commenced successfully. Vodafone India has partnered with leading global technology infrastructure service providers for the network roll-out. With some of the latest technological developments on the anvil, Vodafone is building robust and resilient network architecture with a strong backup to support the volumes and need for speed from customers.
“This is an important phase for Vodafone in Karnataka and we will launch 4G services in the superior 1800 MHz band and also provide a faster and enhanced 3G experience for our customers,” Suresh Kumar, Operations Director -South, Vodafone India said.
In addition, to offer its 3G customers a faster, smarter and better experience, Vodafone confirmed having taken several measures over the last few months. This includes making significant investments and upgrading its own network plus modernizing the radio network and switching systems to deliver a new, enhanced 3G experience. In addition, charging platforms have also been upgraded to facilitate a wider bouquet of products and services.
Further, Vodafone is investing heavily into high capacity Fibre to significantly increase the internet connectivity to the rest of the world, which will benefit all its data subscribers. Karnataka is a significant and key focus market for Vodafone India. With around 20%of revenues contributed by data, it is one of the top data markets for Vodafone in India and is growing at over 50% Year on year.