Vodafone plans 4G push

Incumbent telecom operators are gearing up with competing plans to counter the launch of Mukesh Ambani's 4G venture Reliance Jio by year-end. Days after Bharti Airtel laid out a comprehensive national 4G plan, the country's second-biggest mobile operator Vodafone also said that it will offer the services by the end of this year. “Important data markets, including Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Kochi, will be part of the first wave of the rollout,“ the company said.
“Testing of 4G services has commenced successfully . Vodafone India has partnered with leading global technology infrastructure service providers for the network rollout,“ the company said.
Vodafone India had acquired 4G spectrum in 5 circles -Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Kerala and Karnataka in the February 2014 auctions. “These circles together contribute close to 50% of the total data revenues for Vodafone India,“ it said, adding that panIndia 4G services will be launched at an “appropriate time“.

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