Vodafone Idea, the India’s largest telecom operator by subscribers, has consolidated nearly 25 per cent of its pan-India radio network integration.
Following the integration, customers of both Vodafone and Idea brands are able to access 2G, 3G and 4G across West Bengal, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Assam, North East, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana (excluding Hyderabad), Jammu & Kashmir and Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh.
In addition, 4G radio network consolidation has been completed in the Bengaluru city, while 4G services are 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, it said in a statement.
The company has extended 4G coverage to more than 750 million population, while 4G intra circle roaming (ICR) is now available in over 60,000 sites across all circles.
As of January-end, nearly 45,000 co-located and low utilisation sites have been switched off, it added.
The companies - Vodafone India and Idea Cellular – had merged their operations on August 31, 2018.
Vodafone holds a 45.1 per cent stake in the combined entity, with industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla-led Aditya Birla Group holding 26 per cent and Idea shareholders owning the remaining 28.9 per cent.
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