Vodafone Idea Limited has launched TurboNet 4G in Nashik where it has successfully integrated the Vodafone and Idea networks.

The launch of TurboNet 4G follows the successful consolidation of its radio network integration and the deployment of new age technologies such as spectrum re-farming, M-MIMO,  4G on 900 MHz, TDD and small cells to further boost network capacity and coverage across large parts of the country.

TurboNet 4G is now available to Vodafone Idea customers in key cities of Nashik, Ahmednagar, Baramati, Wardha, Yavatmal, Parbhani, Beed, Karad, Gondiya, Ratnagiri in the districts of Osmanabad, Hingoli, Nandurbar, Parbhani & Washim in Maharashtra.

Commenting on the development, Rajendra Chourasia, circle business head, Maharashtra & Goa, Vodafone Idea Limited said “With TurboNet 4G, over 40 million Vodafone Idea customers in 37 Districts of Maharashtra & Goa will be able to get faster download and upload speeds, better coverage and enhanced user experience while consuming content on their smartphones. Starting with Nashik and other key towns, TurboNet 4G will soon be rolled out across other major cities and towns in the circle. With a strong unified network and rich digital content, we are confident of further strengthening our market position In Maharashtra & Goa.”

Meanwhile, Vishant Vora, chief technology officer, Vodafone Idea Limited, said, “With the integration of two strong networks in many markets, Vodafone Idea is now a higher powered, super charged 4G network on the back of larger number of sites, deployment of future fit technologies and greater spectrum allocation. TurboNet truly defines the reinvented 4G network which promises to deliver wider coverage, increased capacity, turbo speeds and superior customer experience. Our unified network is being presented to customers of both brands under a single brand proposition – TurboNet 4G – in all the integrated markets in India. So, whether you are a Vodafone or Idea customer, your network is now bigger, stronger and better.”

The integrated Vodafone Idea network in the five districts of Maharashtra is now bigger, stronger & faster. With 300 sites in Nashik, the coverage for Vodafone and Idea brands has increased by 32 per cent and 21 per cent respectively.

Vodafone Idea’s TurboNet 4G is being rolled out across the country over the last few months. The network integration exercise is continuing at a rapid pace with 84 per cent of districts in India already consolidated.

To integrate and optimise the network across markets, seamlessly, war rooms have been set-up at national and circle levels to monitor and manage network performance on a real time basis led by a 24/7 functioning world-class super network operating centre (SNOC) in Pune.