Vodafone Idea (Vi) deployed its L900 technology in the 900MHz spectrum in 5,773 sites in the Indian state of Gujarat to complement 4G services in the 1,800 MHz spectrum band resulting in stronger indoor network.
In the past year, the company added 3,460 4G sites in Gujarat alone. The telco announced in a press release that users residing in commercial and residential areas in the cities of Surat and Ahmedabad will enjoy better voice and data experience even in crowded areas.
Vi Gujarat cluster business head Monishi Ghosh said: “We have undertaken multiple initiatives over the past year to widen our 4G coverage in Gujarat, as well as strengthen coverage in high traffic locations of major cities like Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara. Vi customers can choose from a bouquet of choice plans that allow every member of the family to do more and get more on Vi’s 4G network”.
Vi also deployed over 2542 ma-MIMO installations and 1377 small cells in Gujarat for improving the experience in high traffic locations of key cities in Gujarat like Anand, Ahmedabad, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara and Valsad amongst others.
Keeping its focus on Gujarat as a key market, Vi is also conducting 5G trials in Gandhinagar. It has successfully trialled 5G Voice over New Radio (VoNR), during the ongoing trials on Govt allocated 5G spectrum.
Once deployed, the VoNR solution will enable Vi to offer its subscribers high-definition voice experience over 5G, as well as several advanced voice applications and use cases in the future, according to the release.
Earlier, Vi announced recording the highest 5G speeds as well as demonstrated a range of 5G use cases including Immersive real-time Cloud Gaming, Immersive experiential learning, Intelligent Video Surveillance, 360 Virtual experience, along with its technology partner Nokia.