Vodafone Idea Limited has planned a network expansion exercise to enhance its GIGAnet 4G capacity in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana circle.

Vi will add about 2000 TDD sites and also increase capacity in existing 900+ TDD sites across key cities in the two states, by the end of December 2021. Deployment of TDD sites in addition to the recent refarming of 3G spectrum to 4G in the circle and supplementing of existing 4G infrastructure with the expansion on 2100 MHz layer, will significantly scale up Vi GIGAnet 4G network strength and capacity.

With this, Vi customers across key cities in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana including Hyderabad, Vijaywada, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, Warangal and Guntur will be able to experience better indoor voice clarity as well as download and upload speeds.

Commenting on the development, Arvind Nevatia, cluster business head- Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Karnataka, Vi, said “In line with our commitment to continue enhancing customer experience, we are deploying additional capex and latest technologies for the most efficient spectrum utilisation to enhance network capacities for our current and future requirements. With this we will have a good mix of FDD and TDD sites enabling better coverage and capacity. I am confident that our initiatives will help us to meet the voice and data demands of our customers.”