Vi today announced that completed the process of refarming of 3G spectrum to 4G on a majority of its sites in Hyderabad and Warangal in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana Circle, thereby substantially enhancing GIGAnet 4G capacity in these cities, of which it has already completed the exercise in Vizag district, Vijayawada, Guntur & Kakinada towns.
This development coming on the heels of the deployment of 5 MHz of 2100 MHz spectrum band in the circle, allowing Vi customers in these cities enjoy higher download and upload speeds apart from better indoor coverage.
The existing 4G infrastructure has been ramped up with the migration of 3G spectrum to 4G, giving Vi GIGAnet 4G the triple advantages of wider coverage, network quality as well as stronger traffic carriage capacity in Hyderabad and Warangal.
Vi customers can enjoy the better 4G experience when they use a 4G SIM in a 4G handset. Vi 3G customers can upgrade to a 4G SIM free of cost and harness the full potential of Vi GIGAnet.
Commenting on the move, Arvind Nevatia, Cluster Business Head- Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, Karnataka, Vodafone Idea said:
The latest network augmentation initiative is our endeavor to offer our customers an enhanced 4G experience to complement the surge in data demand. Supplementing the existing 4G infrastructure with the expansion on 2100 MHz layer has brought about enhanced data speeds, besides a better indoor network experience for Vi customers in Hyderabad and Warangal. We have seen a significant growth in data traffic in these two cities post the completion of 3G to 4G refarming exercise. Efforts are on to complete this exercise in the rest of AP & Telangana at an early date.