Vodafone Idea has announced the successful consolidation of its radio network integration in Punjab.
With this, Punjab is amongst the first ten circles to complete integration in the world’s largest network integration exercise which is currently underway in India.
Post integration, Vodafone Idea’s 4G coverage has increased to cover over 90% of the population across 24 districts with 227 Towns and 10,162 villages in Punjab.
The operator is also deploying new technologies such as massive MIMO, small cells and TDD to increase coverage and network capacity in the region.
Radio consolidation has enhanced 4G experience of Vodafone Idea customers who are now experiencing upto 2X faster speed on their 4G network in all major cities including Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Patiala, Bathinda, Moga, Hoshiarpur etc.
According to Sudhir Pradhan, Business Head – Punjab, J&K and Himachal Pradesh, Vodafone Idea, “The successful consolidation of network in Punjab circle will enable nearly 11 million customers of Vodafone Idea to enjoy a unified network experience on 2G, 3G and 4G. We are deploying new age technologies to enhance customer experience as we are building a robust, future ready network in Punjab.”
Speaking about this mammoth network integration and consolidation project, Vishant Vora, Chief Technology Officer, Vodafone Idea said, “With meticulous pre-merger planning and rigorous post-merger execution, we have ensured that our customers remain confidently connected and enjoy uninterrupted services even as we integrate and optimize our network in a phased manner across circles. We have partnered the best of global vendors and equipment suppliers to bring the best network experience for our customers.”