Vodafone augments network connectivity at 35th India International Trade Fair

Proactively deploys mobile BTS ‘Network on Wheels’ to provide trade fair visitors with seamless connectivity and service experience

· Addresses network issues on war-footing with addition of around 20-30 sites across Delhi every week and augmentation of existing sites

Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecom operators has set up extra mobile Base Transceiver Stations (BTS) towers inside Pragati Maidan to facilitate uninterrupted, seamless connectivity and superior quality Voice and Data services for all visitors at the 35th India International Trade Fair (IITF) in New Delhi.

With lakhs of footfalls expected every day at this annual trade fair to be held from Nov 14-Nov 27, Vodafone has pro-actively introduced these mobile BTS towers to ease congestion and support the telecom requirements of the visitors. These mobile BTS towers are like ‘Network on Wheels’, since, being mobile, they can be deployed anywhere across the Pragati Maidan area based on customer requirements. Vodafone India is closely engaged with the organisers and Government authorities of the IITF to deploy these BTS towers.

Installation of these mobile BTS towers at the IITF is one of the many initiatives undertaken by Vodafone to support the growing mobile communication requirements of subscribers. Vodafone has also been regularly doing drive tests in Delhi to see and identify pockets where there are concerns and is working on a war footing to resolve them. Ensuring a quick response and re-dressal to network issues the company has also established special ‘War rooms’ which monitor the network situation 24X7.

Vodafone has invested more than Rs 350 crore to modernize and upgrade existing voice and data network in Delhi. During the period of April-October 2015, Vodafone has put up over 730 3G/2G sites in Delhi NCR, while the capacity of the existing 550 sites has been augmented.

Vodafone has a total of 12,605 sites in Delhi NCR which includes 6,190 2G sites and 6,415 3G sites. The company has over 98 lakh subscribers in the region.

Vodafone India as the country’s leading telecom service provider is committed to support the Government and play an anchor role in establishing a world class mobile network for its customers.

Vodafone India, in addition to Rs 111,000 crores already invested in the country since entry in 2007, has recently announced an additional investment of Rs 13,000 crores for capacity augmentation and new business initiatives, reiterating its commitment to Digital India and Make in India.

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