Vodafone India Rolls Out its 4G Network on 1800 MHz from Kochi


Marking its foray into the data driven 4G services, Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecommunication services provider, has rolled out of its next generation, high speed 4G network in India on the efficient 1800 MHz band, from Kochi, Kerala.

The ultrafast speeds offered on this state of the art network will enable Vodafone 4G customers to access internet via mobile with ultrafast speeds across a range of smart devices including Mobile Wi-Fi.

Vodafone 4G-LTE services can be readily accessed from 4G enabled handsets offered by leading smartphone manufacturers (iPhone, Samsung, Micromax, Microsoft, Lava and Xolo) available across the country.

Vodafone 4G will significantly enhance the mobile internet experience for customers who will be able to download/upload videos and music faster, enjoy seamless video chats and connect on their favorite apps with greater ease. Customers will also be able to enjoy features like high definition video streaming, mobile gaming and two-way video calling.

Vodafone’s 4G service in Kochi to be available for customers from 14th Dec is built on a strong fibre backhaul, and is supported by its own new and superfast 3G services on a modern network of 2100 MHz. This makes Vodafone the first telecom operator in Kerala to offer 2G/3G/4G services on its own state of the art convergent radio technology – uniquely positioned to provide customers with seamless mobile internet experience.

Announcing the launch of Vodafone’s 4G service in India, Sunil Sood, MD & CEO, Vodafone India said, “4G has the potential to revolutionize the mobile experience through powerful innovation that impacts how we work and live. Vodafone’s global expertise and experience of launching 4G across 19 countries gives us a better understanding of this technology and the needs of the 4G customer. Accordingly, we are delighted to launch our ultrafast 4G services in India that will give customers the power to experience the most advanced wireless broadband experience available across the globe today. As a steadfast partner of Digital India, we remain focused on deploying multiple technologies –be it 2G, 3G and now 4G-for optimum use as each technology has its own vital role to play in servicing the myriad connectivity needs of consumers across the country. ”

Vodafone will increase the intensity of its 4G rollout covering important metros – Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Kolkata in the first phase. Testing of 4G services in these locations has already commenced successfully and Vodafone India has partnered with leading global technology service providers for the network roll-out.

For its customers in Kochi, Vodafone is offering a bonanza of special benefits to enjoy the 4G experience seamlessly. This includes:

Big value

· FREE upgrade to 4G for all Vodafone customers in Kochi along with Superfast 4G SIM

· Watch movies of your choice Free Unlimited movie subscription through a partnership with Hungama Play – access to 7500 + titles (including 200+ Malayalam movies) for 3 months

· Listen and stream latest songs with Free unlimited music streaming on Vodafone Music (more than 1.2 million songs to choose from)

· 100% Extra Data – for all 4G RED customers for 3 months

· Packs ranging from a trial pack of 120MB at Rs 29 to a bonanza pack of 20GB at/ Rs 2499

· 4G Mobile Wi-Fi that supports connectivity for up to 10 devices

Seamless customer experience

· Instant SIM swap at all Vodafone stores and select retail outlets

· Request for 4G SIM through call centre and SMS

· Same day door-step delivery of postpaid 4G SIMs (for requests received before 4:00pm that day)

Speaking on the 4G proposition for Kerala, Abhijit Kishore, Business Head –Kerala, Vodafone India said, “Kerala is a significant growth market for Vodafone India with data revenue growing over 75% annually, which is well above the national average. We are proud and delighted that Vodafone has chosen Kochi as the first city in India to launch 4G. We will soon expand our 4G service to Trivandrum and Kozhikode and continue to pursue our customer centric strategy of catering to the evolving needs of retail and enterprise customers for better and smarter solutions for both voice and data. We invite our data savvy customers in Kochi to make the most of the bonanza of special benefits being offered and enjoy the best mobile internet experience.”