Vodafone India, the second largest telecom operator in India in terms of mobile subscribers, has announced it will launch 4G services in the Delhi-NCR region by December.
According to Vodafone, the Delhi/NCR region accounts for 30 per cent of data revenues and is one of the top data markets for Vodafone in India and with a 50 per cent year on year growth rate.
In a press statement, Vodafone said that it has invested more than 350 crores to modernise and upgrade existing voice and data network and installed more than 550 sites in the last 6 months for its 4G rollout. Vodafone said that it is investing into high capacity Fibre/backhaul to significantly increase the internet connectivity, which it says will also help its data subscribers.
Announcing this, Apoorva Mehrotra, Business Head–Delhi and NCR, Vodafone India, said, “We are one of the leading service provider in Delhi/NCR and our customers have a lot to look forward to. We are excited to launch our new 4G services on the superior 1800 MHz band for our customers. Having launched 4G services in several countries, Vodafone has the requisite expertise and experience to ensure that its service in Delhi/NCR will be best in class. We will continue to pursue our customer centric strategy of continuing to meet their evolving needs for better and smarter connectivity for both voice and data.”
Vodafone’s 4G roll-out comes after Bharti Airtel. Reliance Industries is also expected to launch its Reliance Jio 4G services by the end of this year.