Mumbai: India’s second largest telecom service provider- Vodafone India Ltd. has, yesterday on Wednesday, stated that its 4G services (fourth Generation services) will be reaching a total of One Thousand Towns across nine telecom circles by the end of this year (2016). Moreover, besides such proposal, the company is also shown its plans to launch its 4G services in states like Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh (east), Haryana and West Bengal by the coming few months.
Notably, in Maharashtra’s Mumbai, by the month of February, this year, the said telecom major has already completed commercial rollout of fourth generation services. Moreover, besides such Mumbai, the company had also already launched its 4G services in the big cities like Delhi, Kolkata and also in Kerala and Karnataka circles.
Thus, in the coming days by the end of this year, the Company’s rollout of the second phase would be provide such 4 G services for about a thousand of the towns.
While specifying the said proposal and plans of the company, company’s managing director and chief executive officer of Vodafone India- Sunil Sood found stated that, “out 4G services will be available across 1000 towns this year. We have completed the launch of the first phase and we will be launching our second phase very shortly.” Moreover he also stated about second phase, wherein the company has planned to “cover four circles of Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh (East) and West Bengal.”
It is also notable here, as stated reportedly, that soon after the company launches its second phase, it would be covering 9 circles which together contribute about seventy per cents of its total data revenue in the Country (India).
Notably, the Vodafone India Ltd. which was earlier the third major telecom service provider in the country, started its unique fourth generation (4G) services in India with its rollout in Kozhikode on 6th day of January, this year. While its plan was announced by the company in the month of December, last year for rollout services in the 5 circles of Karnataka, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Kerala.
Moreover, the company’s call drops rate has been reduced by forty per cents, as the honourable supreme Court of India decided to strike down telecom regulator’s directives for imposing the penalty on Call drops on telecom operators.