Vodafone India launches 4G in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Kolkata

07 January 2016 | Alan Burkitt-Gray


Vodafone India is to roll out its 4G services to the country’s largest cities before March, claiming that it will run the world’s largest ultra-fast network.

The company, which is the second largest mobile operator in India, says that it will introduce services in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Kolkata before March 2016. It is offering customers with 4G-ready phones an upgrade to 4G SIM cards.

Vodafone has been piloting 4G services in Kerala in the south-west of the country, but this expansion will take it to four of India’s big high-tech cities. 

Ishmeet Singh, Vodafone India’s business head for Mumbai, told Business Standard: “Vodafone is the leading telecommunication services provider in Mumbai and our 8.6 million customers have a lot to look forward to. We want our customers to be 4G-ready so that they can start experiencing the benefits of high speed mobile internet services as soon as they are launched commercially.”

He told the Times of India: “We want our customers to be 4G-ready so that they can start experiencing the benefits of high-speed mobile internet services as soon as they are launched commercially. Hence, this facility to upgrade to 4G-ready SIMs in advance.”