Vodafone 4G LTE Launch All Set For December in Five Circles
4G LTE is finally rolling out full swing in the country, after Airtel and Reliance Jio, Vodafone is finally aiming to launch 4G connections in December. As of now, it seems to be focusing on IT strong circles such as Delhi, Mumbai, Karnataka, Kerala and Kolkata. These are the places that they have identified as being most adaptable to a SIM change from 3G to 4G. As far as the question about equipment comes in; they will be using Ericsson and Swedish made Nokia equipment to launch the 4G SIMs.
Vodafone acquired the spectrum for these circles in January of 2015, and the delay has been due to implementation of equipment due to strong laws in the above said circles.
However, Airtel already has coverage in 330 towns and Reliance Jio aiming to be the market leader for 4G in India; it is to be seen as to how Vodafone will capture the market.
Reliance is aiming for low price 4G data implementation early 2016 aiming to charge subscribers of Jio as low as Rs 50-100 for 1 GB of data vs the current price of approximately Rs. 250 for 1 GB of 4G data.