Vodafone India to launch 4G services by December 2015

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Vodafone India confirms that it will launch its 4G services by end of the year 2015. Important data markets including Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Kochi will be part of the first wave of the roll-out.

Mobile phone carriers in India, the world's second-biggest market by number of customers, have spent billions of dollars on buying telecom airwaves to meet surging demand for data services.

The telecom provider says that the testing of 4G services has commenced successfully. Vodafone claims to be building robust and resilient network architecture with a strong backhaul to support the volumes and need for speed from customers.

Vodafone India had acquired additional 4G LTE 1800 MHz spectrum  in 5 circles viz. Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Kerala and Karnataka in February 2014 auctions. These circles together contribute close to 50 percent of the total data revenues for Vodafone India
Globally, Vodafone has launched 4G in 18 countries. It claims to have over 20 million 4G customers across the group.