Vodafone India has announced to start 4G services on pan India level starting from December 2015. Initially, the company is likely to start the service in five circles – Bengaluru, Kochi, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.
Along with 4G roll-out, the second largest telecom operator in India has decided to expand its 3G offerings in 7 additional cities including Assam, Kerala, Karnataka, North East, UP West, Rajasthan and Odisha. With this expansion, Vodafone will take its 4G footprint to 16 circles across India.
According to a recent statement released by the company, it has been preparing for the same for the last many months. The company has upgraded charging platforms as well as radio network to ensure that it can offer top-notched 4G services to customers.
No matter how hard does Vodafone try, things aren’t going to be easy going forward. Airtel had launched its 4G services a few days back covering over 296 towns across India from day one.
Reliance has also began preparation for a launch. Reliance Jio is a step ahead than Airtel as along with 4G services, it will also offer 4G enabled handsets ranging between Rs. 5,000 and b.
It’s not the first time when Vodafone has tried its hands in 4G services. The group already serves over 20 million 4G subscribers in 18 countries. The company has been successfully offering 4G services in the global market, which gives it an edge over other rivals. It’s already exposed to pros and cons that can play a vital role soon.
With Indian telecom market expanding at a fast pace, 4G (LTE) is becoming the next big thing in the telecom sector. Three major companies have already announced their plans to offer the next gen of data solutions. It will be great to see how soon others also join the race and take competition to another level.