Vi deploys network across Kolkata underwater metro rail service

Vi customers traveling via the underwater metro rail service will experience high-speed internet connectivity and uninterrupted calls across the Green Line metro.

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Telecom service provider Vodafone Idea (Vi) has deployed its network across the underwater East-West Metro corridor route in Kolkata to provide seamless connectivity to its users. The company says Vi customers traveling via the underwater metro rail service will experience high-speed internet connectivity and uninterrupted calls across the 16.6-kilometer route of the Green Line metro.

Naveen Singhvi, Cluster Business Head – East at Vodafone Idea, said, “The inauguration of this East-West Metro corridor is a long-cherished dream for the citizens of Kolkata & Howrah. As a leading telecom operator, we are delighted to share that our network deployment across this underwater rail route will offer an uninterrupted, seamless, and superior network experience to our Vi customers. This initiative is a testament to Vi’s commitment to providing a delightful experience to our customers for a better tomorrow.”

Vi has deployed network infrastructure across all 17 Green Line stations from Howrah Maidan to Esplanade, which includes six underground stations, namely Phool Bagan, Sealdah, Esplanade, Mahakaran, Howrah Station, Howrah Maidan, and eleven elevated stations, namely Teghoria, Raghunathpur, Baguiati, Dum Dum Park, Kestopur, Salt Lake Sector V, Karunamoyee, Central Park, City Centre, Bengal Chemical, and Salt Lake Stadium.

Out of the eleven elevated stations, Salt Lake Sector V, Karunamoyee, Central Park, City Centre, Bengal Chemical, and Salt Lake Stadium metro stations are open to the public, while the other stations will be opened soon. However, the company promises to finish the deployment of network infrastructure across all stations.

Furthermore, the East-West metro corridor is located 13 meters below the Hooghly riverbed and 33 meters below the surface level, and to offer enhanced network experience, the telco has also deployed IBS (in-building solutions) inside the tunnel under the river as well as the underground metro tunnel.

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Considering the fact that they have the most amount of liberalised 4G ready spectrum among all operators currently, it's a shame if they can't handle the increased data traffic when an operator like Jio is handling it better with limited spectrum. This only implies that Vodafone Idea is reducing the number of towers to save on the cash outflow, no matter how much they advertise about adding MIMO towers. They will add towers only in Metro cities where they get return on investment, smaller cities and rural areas will face severe congestion on Vodafone Idea network.

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yesterday the Network of Vodafone,Idea & Airtel was horribly down. From morning to afternoon there wasn't any network of Airtel & Idea, but on Vodafone it was slow. so I used JIO's 2GB daily data that time. after 5pm the network became normal so started using Voda and my 3GB daily data expired at 6:18pm. but the files I put on downloading continued!

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Then I thought what if my main ac balance was deducting, but checked that main bl is zero. Then how come my Vodafone SIM giving me free data at 2-3mB/s?!!

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well.. I used ~24GB DATA by Vodafone from 6:18pm to 8:45pm!! at 8:45pm my mother made a call so I had to stop, then at 9:20pm I tried again, but the speed slowed down to 12-18kB/s.

(I gave my Hotspot password to 3 neighbor friends last month, so that they can also use some of my 7.4GB daily data. But there were few days when they used so many data that at evening I coundn't use the internet. I don't know if it's miracle or not but I think for giving away free wifi for a month I got this free data! #just_my_thoughts)

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