Vodafone expanded its 4G services across Karnataka back in 2016 and the company launched VoLTE services last year. After launching TurboNet 4G in selected cities of India, today, Vodafone Idea has officially launched ‘TurboNet 4G’ in Karnataka and has announced that it has successfully integrated the erstwhile Vodafone and Idea networks.
The launch of TurboNet 4G follows the successful consolidation of its radio network integration and the deployment of newer technologies to further boost network capacity and coverage across large parts of the country. Bangalore is the first metro in India to get the TurboNet 4G service, in addition to other major cities like Mysuru, Mangaluru, Belagavi, Hubballi, and Davangere in Karnataka. TurboNet 4G essentially features a “state of the art 4G LTE network with dual spectrum power offering higher capacity and coverage”
In addition to this, Vodafone has also deployed LTE 900 technology in Bangalore to enable higher penetration of 4G in indoor areas, offering enhanced network experience for users. To recall, Airtel already started deploying LTE 900 technology across varies circles in India.
Commenting on the launch, Arvind Nevatia, Circle Business Head – Karnataka, Vodafone idea Ltd. said:
With TurboNet 4G, 14 Mn Vodafone Idea customers in Karnataka will get faster download and upload speeds, better coverage and enhanced user experience while consuming content on their smartphones. While there is already more than 2X times improvement in 4G speeds in many markets, our latest deployment of L900 technology in Bangalore, will further greatly enhance indoor coverage and provide HD quality voice calling and higher data speeds at places where our customers need these services the most. With a strong unified network and rich digital content, we are confident of giving all our customers a superior network experience.
Vishant Vora, Chief Technology Officer, Vodafone Idea Ltd., said:
With the integration of two strong networks in many markets, Vodafone Idea is becoming a higher powered, super charged 4G network on the back of larger number of sites, deployment of future fit technologies and greater spectrum allocation. TurboNet truly defines the reinvented 4G network which promises to deliver wider coverage, increased capacity, turbo speeds and superior customer experience. Our unified network is being presented to customers of both brands under a single brand proposition – TurboNet 4G – in all the integrated markets in India. So whether you are a Vodafone or Idea customer, your network is now bigger, stronger and better.