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Vodafone Idea Integrates 25% of Radio Network Across India

The mered entity is a partnership between the Aditya Birla Group and Vodafone

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Telecom major Vodafone Idea has completed the integration of their mobile network in eight telecom circles post merger of the two entities, leading to a doubling of improvement in 4G services.

The merged enitity said in a statement here on Sunday that, as a result of the operation, 25 per cent of the network integration across India is now complete.

“Vodafone Idea successfully consolidates 25 per cent of its nationwide radio network in just five months,” the statement said.

“With this integration of network, customers of both Vodafone and Idea brands are able to enjoy a unified network experience on 2G, 3G and 4G, in the service areas of West Bengal, Haryana, HP, Assam, North East, AP and Telangana (excluding Hyderabad), Jammu and Kashmir and Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.”

The company said its 4G network now covers over 75 crore population on a pan-India level.

“Radio network consolidation completed in 8 circles and 4G coverage extended to over 750 million population on a pan-India level,” it said.

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“With joint spectrum firing, 4G throughput has shown quick improvement of ‘1X to 2X’ in many of these service areas.”

Besides full radio network consolidation in these eight service areas, Vodafone Idea said its 4G network consolidation has been completed in Bengaluru and 4G services have now been made available to both Vodafone and Idea customers in Kolkata metro.

“The company has also re-farmed 10 MHz of 4G spectrum of Vodafone in Mumbai to enable its customers in the metro get better data experience,” the statement said.

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The Vodafone India and Idea Cellular merger was completed last August following approval by the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).

The mered entity is a partnership between the Aditya Birla Group and Vodafone. (IANS)

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Reliance Jio Adds 85 Lakh Subscribers in December; Airtel, Vodafone Idea Lose Users

The total subscriber base of Airtel was 34.03 crore, down 15.01 lakh from November, the data showed

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Reliance Jio continued to increase its subscriber base in December as other major telecom operators Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel lost users during the period, data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) showed on Wednesday.

Reliance Jio added 85.6 lakh subscribers during the month under review, taking its total subscriber base to 28.01 crore.

“Total wireless subscribers (GSM, CDMA and LTE) increased from 1,171.76 million (117.17 crore) at the end of November 2018 to 1,176.00 million (117.6 crore) at the end of December 2018, thereby registering a monthly growth rate of 0.36 per cent,” TRAI said in a statement.

Reliance Jio. Source: www.reliancejio.website

Vodafone Idea, the largest telecom operator in terms of subscribers, lost around 23.32 lakh subscriptions and its base by December-end stood at 41.87 crore.

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The total subscriber base of Airtel was 34.03 crore, down 15.01 lakh from November, the data showed.

On region-wise subscription trend, TRAI said that “during the month of December 2018, all service areas except the northeast, showed positive monthly growth in their wireless subscribers”. (IANS)