Vodafone Idea deploys Massive MIMO across Mumbai

Vodafone Idea, the largest mobile operator in India has deployed more than 5,000 Massive MIMO, small cells and TDD sites across Mumbai.

Addressing the digital connectivity needs of its millions of customers in Mumbai, Vodafone Idea has deployed sites across several regions such as Church gate, Prabhadevi, Pali hill, Lokhandwala, Versova, Andheri, Jogeshwari, Bandra and Dadar. The operator has also installed over 1,900 dedicated indoor coverage solutions for high rises and commercial places.

Earlier 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.”

As part of the network consolidation exercise – the largest such integration in the world – Vodafone Idea has also done 4G spectrum refarming in Mumbai. This has resulted in upto 2X faster speed for 4G customers in the metro.

Speaking on the occasion, Sunil Tolani, Business Head – Vodafone Idea said, “I am happy to announce that ‘Mumbai just got 2X faster’ which means that our customers will now experience 2X download speeds on the 4G network. We will be utilizing multiple media like OOH, radio and digital to reach out to our audience and hope they will enjoy the benefits of our focused network initiatives in Mumbai”.


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