Vodafone Idea Completes Network Integration In 8 Circles

Vodafone Idea Sunday said it has completed integration of telecom network in eight circles which accounts for nearly 25% of its total radio network in the country. The circles where network integration is complete include West Bengal, Haryana, HP, Assam, North East, AP & Telangana (excl. Hyderabad), J&K and MP & Chhattisgarh.

“With this integration of network, customers of both Vodafone and Idea brands are able to enjoy a unified network experience on 2G, 3G & 4G, in the service areas,” the company said in a statement.

In addition to the full radio network consolidation of the above 8 service areas, 4G radio network consolidation has been completed in the city of Bangalore, and high speed 4G services have now been made available to both Vodafone and Idea customers in Kolkata metro.

The company has also re-farmed 10 MHz of 4G spectrum of Vodafone in Mumbai to enable its customers in the metro get better data experience. In other circles, network integration is taking place on a cluster-by-cluster basis and the subscribers of both brands are gradually moving to a much larger and better network.

“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 deploy new age technologies, with in-built customizations and novel innovations to ensure a rich customer experience while building a robust, future ready network,” said Vishant Vora, Chief Technology Officer, Vodafone Idea.

Vodafone India, the Indian arm of Vodafone Group and Idea Cellular, the telecom unit of Aditya Birla Group, announced the closer of their merger inAugust 2018. With this merger, in terms of subscriber base, the new company became the country’s largest telecom operator surpassing Bharti Airtel.

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