Vodafone gears up to launch 4G in Mumbai

Vodafone India is set to launch its high-speed 4G service tomorrow following the roll-out in Delhi-NCR last week.

The telecom operator acquired 4G (LTE) spectrum in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Kerala and Karnataka circles in the February 2014 auctions. These circles together contribute close to 50 percent of its total data revenue, making it the largest data revenue market for the firm.

(L to R) Bhuvanesh Pratap Singh, Sunil Sood, Devendra Fadnavis and Ishmeet Singh during the Vodafone India launches 4G services in Mumbai. PIC SATEJ SHINDE
Bhuvanesh Pratap Singh, Sunil Sood, and Ishmeet Singh of Vodafone India with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis (C) during the launch of 4G services in Mumbai. PIC SATEJ SHINDE

Vodafone will be the second operator to roll out 4G service in Mumbai. Bharti Airtel has already launched the service to take on the new entrant Reliance Jio Infocom.

The service will be launched in a phased manner across Mumbai.

The user base for 3G service has grown 60 percent year-on-year showing a healthy adoption of data, the company said.

It has already rolled out 4G-ready SIMs early in January in anticipation of the launch.

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