3460 4G Sites Deployed by Vi During 2021 in Gujarat

Vodafone Idea Limited announced on Wednesday that it has deployed state-of-the-art L900 technology in the 900 MHz band to complement its 4G services in the 1800 Mhz band.

Vi said that it “Deployed the highly efficient 900MHz spectrum band on 5773 sites in Gujarat which will enable customers to enjoy stronger network indoors.”

As such, the company also noted that it has added 3460 4G sites in the last one-year increasing coverage for its customers in Gujarat. The benefits Vi users will get in Commercial/ Residential areas in Ahmedabad & Surat are the improved data and voice experience even in crowded/congested places.

Monishi Ghosh, Cluster Business Head, Gujarat, Vi 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”.

In addition, the telco deployed 1377 small cells in Gujarat and 2542 ma-MIMO installations to improve experience during high traffic locations of key cities in Gujarat like Anand, Ahmedabad, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara and Valsad amongst others. 

Vi is conducting 5G trials in Gandhinagar, while keeping its focus on Gujarat as a key market. The trials for 5G Voice over New Radio (VoNR) were succesful during the ongoing trials on Govt allocated 5G spectrum.

The company deployed 2542 ma-MIMO installations and 1377 small cells in Gujarat. The purpose of the deploynment is to improve experience in high traffic locations of key cities in Gujarat like Ahmedabad, Anand, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara and Valsad amongst others.

“A creative campaign has been rolled out to communicate the benefits of the enhanced 4G network to customers in Ahmedabad & Surat,” said the company.

When the time comes for its deployment, the VoNR solution allows Vi to offer its subscribers high-definition voice experience over 5G. It will also offer several advanced voice applications and use cases in the future, according to the release.

In the previous months, Vi recorded highest 5G speeds and exhibited  a series of 5G use cases including Immersive real time Cloud Gaming, Intelligent Video Surveillance, Immersive experiential learning, 360 Virtual experience, along with its technology partner Nokia.