Vodafone Launches 4G In Kolkata; Special Offers Starting 26th January


L-R: Arvind Vohra, operations director, East, Vodafone India; Dr Amit Mitra, minister of finance & excise, commerce and industries, government of West Bengal; Naveen Chopra, chief operating officer, Vodafone India; and Anand Sahai, business head, Kolkata & Rest of Bengal, Vodafone India, at the launch of Vodafone 4G services in Kolkata

Vodafone today announced the roll out of 4G services in prominent business and residential corridors of Kolkata including BBD Bag, Park Street, Alipore, Ballygunge, Salt Lake Sector 5, Airport and EM bypass.

The roll out will be completed across all parts of Kolkata by June 2016 in a phased manner. The launch in Kolkata follows the successful launch of Vodafone’s 4G services in Kerala and Karnataka.

Vodafone 4G services can be readily accessed from 4G enabled handsets offered by leading smartphone manufacturers like Apple, Samsung, Micromax, Microsoft, Lava and Xolo and is available across the country.

Vodafone 4G will significantly enhance the mobile internet experience for customers with faster download/upload of videos and music, seamless video chats to enjoy and greater ease in using their favorite apps. Customers will also adore features like high definition video streaming, mobile gaming and two-way video calling.

Vodafone’s 4G service in Kolkata is built on a strong fibre backhaul, and is supported by its superfast 3G services on a new and modern network. With this launch, Vodafone is now uniquely positioned to offer in Kolkata, 2G/3G/4G services on its own state of the art, convergent radio technology.

Leveraging its global network and experience, Vodafone is also the first and only telecom service provider to currently offer international roaming on 4G to its India customers visiting UK, Germany, Romania, Spain and Netherlands.

Announcing the launch of Vodafone’s 4G services in Kolkata, Naveen Chopra, chief operating officer, Vodafone India said, “We are delighted to launch our high-speed 4G services in Kolkata for our customers to experience the most advanced wireless broadband experience available across the globe today.”

Vodafone will increase the intensity of its 4G rollout to cover important metros – Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru by March 2016. Testing of 4G services in these locations has already commenced successfully and Vodafone India has partnered with leading global technology service providers for the network roll-out. Vodafone has already started the roll-out of 4G-Ready SIMs in these markets inviting customers for a free upgrade before the commercial launch.

Speaking on the 4G proposition for Kolkata, Anand Nripendra Sahai, business head – Kolkata and Rest of Bengal Circles, Vodafone India, “Kolkata is a significant growth market for Vodafone India with data contributing around 25 percent of total revenues and growing at a rate of over 45 percent annually. We are proud and delighted that Vodafone has chosen Kolkata as the first major metro in India to launch 4G. Beginning with key business and residential corridors, we will soon expand our 4G services in a phased manner to launch 4G across the city of Kolkata by June2016.”

To cater to the growing volumes of customer usage increasing need for speed, the company has invested over Rs 900 crores in 2015 to expand, modernize and building a more technology and energy efficient network in Kolkata. In Kolkata, Vodafone has a large retail footprint with 178 exclusive Vodafone stores (28 large retail format and 150 Mini Stores) spread across prominent localities in the city, making it convenient for customers to access Vodafone’s products and services within their neighborhood.

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