Vodafone Launches 4G LTE services in Bengaluru
Vodafone has finally launched its 4G services in Bengaluru, after launching it in Mumbai yesterday. Firstly, it will roll out 4G service in some selected areas, and then will gradually roll out fully across the city by the end of March 2016.
It is built on 1800MHz FDD-LTE band 3, which the company acquired last year. It is built on strong fiber back-haul of 100G, and is supported by its 3G services. The telecom giant said that 4G data packs will be available across price ranges, starting from Rs. 11 for 35 MB of data, up to Rs. 2,499 for 20 GB. The company will offer a free upgrade to 4G SIM cards for its existing customers, however, new customers can buy a 4G SIM in all outlets.
“We are delighted to launch our high-speed 4G services in Bengaluru for our customers to experience the most advanced wireless broadband experience available across the globe today. With this, we complete the first phase of roll-out of our 4G services across Kerala, Karnataka, Kolkata, Delhi & NCR and Mumbai. Initial response from customers who have experienced our 4G services in these markets has been positive and encouraging. 4G has the potential to revolutionize the mobile experience through powerful innovation that impacts how we work and live.
Vodafone’s global expertise and experience of launching 4G across 19 countries gives us a better understanding of this technology and the needs of the 4G customer. As a steadfast partner of Digital India, we remain focused on deploying multiple technologies –be it 2G, 3G and now 4G-for optimum use as each technology has its own vital role to play in servicing the myriad connectivity needs of consumers across the country.” said, Sunil Sood, Managing Director & CEO, Vodafone India.
Vodafone has already launched its 4G services in Kolkata, Delhi NCR, Mumbai, and few towns in Kerala. The company is offering international roaming on 4G to Indian users visiting UK, Germany, Romania, Spain and Netherlands.