Vodafone, BSNL enters into 2G intra-circle roaming agreement
In a move to strenghten 2G network services, Vodafone India and BSNL today entered into a 2G intra-circle roaming agreement for ustilizing each other's assets and networks.
This partnership is believed to support in improving connectivity of these two companies involved and enhance their customer experience overall.
With this agreement, Vodafone expects to enhance its 2G network further, especially in rural areas. While BSNL with this move plans to strengthen it's network reach in urban areas.
Sunil Sood, MD & CEO, Vodafone India,on Telecomtalk.Info said,"“We want our hundreds of million customers to consistently enjoy a superior network experience and remain confidently connected, at all times, for all their voice and data needs. We made significant investments to expand, enhance and upgrade our network, making Vodafone SuperNet our best network ever, world-class and future-fit. This partnering with BSNL will further strengthen the reach of our network especially in the hinterland of the country and surrounding rural areas.”
While Anupam Shrivastava, Chairman & Managing Director, BSNL added, “We continue to expand our network across the country with more sites and sharing infrastructure with other telecom service providers. This partnering with Vodafone will help us make our network coverage better, especially in urban areas, enabling our customers to have a better experience of our services.”
Presently Vodafone India has over 137,000 towers across and BSNL over 114,000 towers in India.
Earlier in August, 2016, the cabinet approved to separate almost 65,000 towers of government-owned BSNL into new company, so as to make the company realize the full valuation potential of the towers.