Vi (Vodafone Idea) last week announced the deployment of additional 5 MHz of 2100 MHz band in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana circle. The company has ramped up GIGAnet 4G network capacity in the telecom circle after completing the process of refarming of 3G spectrum to 4G on a majority of its sites in Hyderabad and Warangal.
The spectrum refarming is part of a bigger exercise undertaken by the company to migrate its 3G spectrum to 4G across Andhra Pradesh & Telangana circle. The exercise has already been completed in Vizag district, Vijaywada, Guntur & Kakinada towns.
The additional deployment of 5 MHz of 2100 MHz band in these cities will allow Vi customers in Hyderabad and Warangal to enjoy higher download and upload speeds apart from better indoor coverage. The existing infrastructure has been ramped up with the migration of the 3G spectrum to 4G giving Vi GIGAnet 4G wider coverage, network quality as well as stronger traffic carriage capacity in Hyderabad and Warangal.
Vi currently holds 5 MHz in 900 MHz, 6.6 MHz in 1800 MHz, 5 MHz in 2100 MHz band, and 10 MHz in 2500 MHz band in Andhra Pradesh circle.
Arvind Nevatia, Cluster Business Head- Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, Karnataka, Vodafone Idea said “The latest network augmentation initiative is our endeavor to offer our customers an enhanced 4G experience to complement the surge in data demand. Supplementing the existing 4G infrastructure with the expansion on 2100 MHz layer has brought about enhanced data speeds, besides a better indoor network experience for Vi customers in Hyderabad and Warangal. We have seen a significant growth in data traffic in these two cities post the completion of 3G to 4G refarming exercise. Efforts are on to complete this exercise in the rest of AP & Telangana at an early date”.