Capacity and Coverage: Vodafone Idea Deploys Massive MIMO, Small Cells Across Delhi NCR


Vodafone Idea Ltd., has engaged itself on a major network modernization exercise across Delhi NCR region. The operator is deploying new technologies such as Massive MIMO, Small Cells, TDD sites to enhance coverage and network capacity in the national capital region.

The new installations will not only enhance 4G experience of customers in the adjoining areas, including densely populated areas, but is also 5G ready.

Giving due importance to the connectivity needs of its millions of customers in the Delhi NCR region, Vodafone Idea has already deployed more than 4,000 Massive MIMO, small cells and TDD sites across the region. The momentum of deploying latest technologies to enhance network capacity and coverage for richer customer experience will continue over the next few months.

Massive MIMO is a new cutting-edge smart antenna technology wherein instead of single antenna, an array of antennas are used to increase the capacity and speed manifold.

MIMO sites not only give higher speed but multiple antennas spread in angular shapes cover wider range than conventional antennas. These are used in areas of high footfall and traffic. Small Cells are used in congested lanes where normal sites are not possible.

Vodafone Idea Limited is an Aditya Birla Group and Vodafone Group partnership. It is India’s leading telecom service provider. The company provides pan India Voice and Data services across 2G, 3G and 4G platform.

With the large spectrum portfolio to support the growing demand for data and voice, the company is committed to deliver delightful customer experiences and contribute towards creating a truly ‘Digital India’ by enabling millions of citizens to connect and build a better tomorrow.

The Company is developing infrastructure to introduce newer and smarter technologies, making both retail and enterprise customers future ready with innovative offerings, conveniently accessible through an ecosystem of digital channels as well as extensive on-ground presence.