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Nov 02, Vodafone Idea, the new telecom market leader, will initially bring in MHz band spectrum — currently used for 2G — to offer the more efficient 4G mobile standard and subsequently look at using a sizeable chunk of its 3G in the MHz band for such services.
The company recently started trials in Mumbai for delivering 4G services on MHz and is likely to repeat them in other markets shortly, a person with direct knowledge told ET.
Another person said the company would need to pay the market price to deploy its MHz spectrum holdings in Tamil Nadu, UP-West and West Bengal for 4G services as they were originally allocated to the company and not auctioned.
Bharti Airtel, the second-largest telco, has already finalised plans to use its MHz band for 4G services and its MHz band for 2G. On an earnings call last week, chief executive officer Gopal Vittal said the redeployment would be completed in three-to-four months.
Vodafone Idea has MHz spectrum in 17 circles and 3G spectrum in the MHz band across 22 markets, which can potentially be redeployed. Vodafone Idea chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla said recently the company planned to redeploy its harmonised spectrum quickly, which would augment its 4G wireless data capabilities by three to five times from current levels.The Hon’ble Supreme Court judgment of cancelling 2G licenses on probe of 2G scam has already created great ripples in the telecom Industry.
Here is some response from the telecom operators Uninor, Stel, MTS,Cheers,Idea,Tata and loop Mobile on this license cancellation.
The telco is rolling out 5BARz Network Extender solution to improve its network’s indoor service quality. Vodafone had already announced its purchase order of 5BARz network extender solution this summer, and now the telecom company wants to repeat the order.
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Telecommunications modernization is an issue where the literature and concepts needed to address it are hard to find and not as well developed as, say, those used in ratemaking or other.
The operator is modernizing its mobile network with 5G-ready multi-standard solutions in Germany. The modernized network will bring improved network performance experience to subscribers.
Ericsson will modernize Deutsche Telekom’s 2G, 3G and 4G network with a multi-standard solution.
For consumers, it is only going to get better, with other telecom operators now thinking of shifting to VoLTE technology. The advantage they will have though, is the ability to fall back on 2G/3G.