Vodafone India is contriving plans to take over Reliance Jio Infocomm and leading player Bharti Airtel, and it optimistic to utilize acquired spectrum from the approaching auction to widen its network coverage and to intensify technology.
Vodafone considering extreme rivalry for spectrum in the 900 Mhz band in the Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata regions where the expiration of its license is soon after this year stated by Vishant Vora, Director of Vodafone India.
900 MHz bandwidth is especially is meant for enabling network in interior areas but the top operators are more occupied about 1800 MHz bandwidth acquirement which can be subsequently used to bid 4G telecom services. Both Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel hold 2300 MHz bandwidth to bid 4G services however Vodafone doesn’t own one.
Vodafone India owns 900 Mhz band in the areas of Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata. Bharti Airtel holds similar band in Delhi and Kolkata. Both Vodafone and Airtel license soon will be on expiration creating the approaching auction sale vital to the operator to persist their services without suspension.
At the same time Vodafone’s concern on 1800 Mhz band is inapplicable for 3G network, as well germinate from the concept that there is plentiful of development in 2G data traffic and voice services which requires free from obstruction.
It is more baffling to plan frequency for a network with broken up bands where there will be loss and greater tendency of interference. Inter – operator interference lowers calling quality in a drastic manner. Though greater bandwidth in the 900 Mhz band will not counterbalance for a lacking site.
Vodafone is working out to convert its whole network to channel entire voice calls on internet platform. The undertaking will take minimum 2-3 years to land Vodafone fairly close to bid whole range of services through internet.
Vodafone India capital expenditure above 30 % is expended on the transport network, majority of it converting to internet protocol. However the detail on capital expenditure is unrevealed, while the industry figures somewhere around 5,500 to 6000 crores of rupees annually. Vodafone is as well working on convergence between technology avenue and network handling by itself.