Vodafone Idea Limited has significantly enhanced GIGAnet 4G capacity and efficiency in Mumbai with the deployment of an additional 5MHz of 900 MHz spectrum. The exercise has been completed across all Vi sites in Mumbai. This development combined with the deployment of 5 MHz of 2100 MHz spectrum band achieved last year, means that Vi customers in Mumbai can experience the advantages of wider coverage, network quality and stronger traffic carriage capacity in Mumbai.

Doubling the deployment of the most efficient 900 MHz band spectrum in Mumbai means better voice clarity and indoor experience for customers. Vi also holds the largest quantum of spectrum in Mumbai, across 900, 1800, 2300 and 2500 bands.

Commenting on the development, Rajendra Chourasia, operations director- West, Vodafone Idea said “The network augmentation initiative has been a part of our larger efforts to offer our customers an enhanced 4G data experience to complement their voice and data demands. Supplementing the existing 4G infrastructure with the expansion on 900 as well as 2100 MHz layers has brought about enhanced data speeds, besides a better indoor network experience for Vi customers in Mumbai.”

The past year has brought about massive changes in consumer behaviour. While data demand has grown manifold, telecom networks have become the mandatory layer to exist in a digital society. This has drawn focus on the criticality of 24×7 high-speed mobile network connectivity across both- commercial as well as residential areas. The latest 4G network enhancement exercise gives Vi the edge of optimum availability and utilisation of spectrum to serve the needs of tech-savvy individual customers as well as Enterprises in Mumbai.