Vodafone Idea Completes Network Integration In West Bengal

Vodafone Idea, which became the largest telecom operator in India post the merger between the two individual companies, has said it has completed the radio network integration in ROWB (rest of West Bengal). The company said it was done within a short span of just two months and was finished by Dec’18.

“With this, ROWB is the first eight circles to complete integration in the world’s largest network integration exercise which is currently underway in India.  The ROWB circle integration which started in the month of November’18 was completed by December 2018 within a very short span of just two months,” the firm said.

The other circles that have completed network integration are J&K, HP, Haryana, MP & Chhattisgarh, Bihar & Jharkhand, Assam, NESA, AP & Telangana.

Vodafone Idea claims its coverage is now available across 878 Towns and 37585 villages in ROWB covering 97% area.  4G coverage has expanded to over 78% population in the region covering 27 Districts including 838 Towns in the region, for customers of both brands.

“The successful consolidation of network in ROWB will enable over 2.18 crore customers of Vodafone and Idea to enjoy a unified network experience on 2G, 3G & 4G.  This will also benefit 78 lakh customers of Kolkata as well while they roam around Bengal. We are deploying new age technologies to enhance customer experience as we are building a robust, future ready network in Kolkata & WB,” said Shivan Bhargava, Business Head, ROWB, Vodafone Idea.

In other circles, network integration is taking place on a cluster-by-cluster basis and the subscribers of both Idea and Vodafone brands are gradually moving to a much larger and better network experience. Post integration customers will enjoy high speed 4G services with faster connectivity, the telco 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,” said Vishant Vora, Chief Technology Officer, Vodafone Idea.

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