On January 22, 2024, the historic city of Ayodhya witnessed the consecration of the Ram Mandir, a temple dedicated to the Hindu deity Ram. The event was attended by nearly 7,000 dignitaries and visitors, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who performed the Pran Pratishtha ceremony.
To ensure uninterrupted voice and data services for the attendees and the residents of Ayodhya, two of India’s leading telecom operators, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea Limited (Vi), upgraded their network infrastructure in the city by deploying additional sites, optical fiber cable, cell on wheels, and deputed additional manpower.
Airtel announced that it has upgraded its network infrastructure to cover significant areas of Ayodhya, including the airport, railway station, bus stands, key landmark areas, and hotels. Further, the telco said it deployed additional network sites, cell on wheels, and laid optic fiber cable to provide uninterrupted voice and data services across the city. Airtel has also installed additional sites and Base Transceiver Stations (BTS) to cover the temple and its surroundings. In addition, the company has assigned more network engineers to provide uninterrupted service to its users in Ayodhya.
On the other hand, Vodafone Idea (Vi) has collaborated with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), the government, and local authorities to upgrade its network infrastructure in Ayodhya. The telco said it added new sites, upgraded/reformed L2100 spectrum capacity throughout the city, and improved backhaul connectivity. Moreover, the company said it enhanced its network at Ayodhya Railway Station, Ram Mandir Campus, the airport, the railway station, and the highways connecting to Lucknow and Varanasi.
With these network enhancements, Airtel and Vi users in Ayodhya can enjoy seamless connectivity with enhanced data and voice calls across the city.