Vi today announced the enhancement of its 4G network in Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh. The telco has deployed the 900 MHz spectrum on 3043 sites in the region along with the 1800 MHz spectrum on 11772 sites in Madhya Pradesh & Chattisgarh.
The addition of 4200 TDD sites and 730 HOS has resulted in data capacity increasing 2.4 times from September 2018 to May 2022. Vi 4G network now offers faster 4G speeds and better voice clarity at an indoor location in MP&CG as per the company due to the deployment of L900 on 3043 and L1800 on 11772 sites in MP&CG.
The telco has spectrum holdings across 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2300 MHz, and 2500 MHz bands in Madhya Pradesh & Chattisgarh. In 900 MHz band it has 7.4 MHz, 14 MHz in 1800 MHz band, 5 MHz in 2100 MHz band, 10 MHz in 2300 MHz band, and 20 MHz in 2500 MHz band.
Vi has a combined capacity of 92 MHz spectrum holding in MP&CG with 77.2 MHz in supra-GHz and 14.8 MHz in sub-GHz spectrum holdings. As per the company, it has the largest spectrum holding of 31 per cent in the circle.
The company has deployed the 900 MHz spectrum on 4G in the circle for better voice clarity and indoor experience. It is also the only private network with the 2500 MHz spectrum in the state. The company further has installed/upgraded 4115 broadband towers since March 2021 taking the total population coverage to 71.9% in MP&CG.
“I would like to extend an invitation to pre-paid and post-paid mobile phone users in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to enjoy a superior, upgraded 4G experience on the Vi network. We have undertaken multiple initiatives over the past year to widen our 4G coverage in the circle as well as strengthen indoor network coverage across cities. Vi customers can choose from a bouquet of choice plans that allow every member of the family to do more and get more on Vi’s 4G network”.Abhijit Kishore, Chief Operating Officer, Vodafone Idea
Vi has also been upgrading its 3G customers to 4G combined with reforming the spectrum to enhance 4G capacity starting with Raipur, Durg, and Bhilai among others.