Vodafone Idea joins hands with Motorola to drive 5G connectivity across 5G smartphone portfolio
Vodafone Idea has partnered with Motorola to ensure seamless 5G connectivity across its fifth-generation smartphone portfolio, according to a statement on Monday. The announcement comes within days of Vodafone Idea getting a shot in the arm, with Centre on Friday clearing conversion of the troubled telco's accumulated interest dues worth Rs 16,000 crore into equity.
Post equity conversion, the government will hold about 33 per cent stake in the company, sans management control. "To further accelerate the development of the 5G ecosystem in the nation, Vi has partnered with Motorola to ensure seamless 5G connectivity across its extensive 5G smartphone portfolio," the two companies said in a statement on Monday.
The statement added, "With the association, Motorola has successfully tested its latest and most popular smartphone models on 3350 to 3400 MHz spectrum bands on Vi 5G network in New Delhi."
Commenting on the partnership, Avneesh Khosla, CMO, Vi said "Vi remains committed to playing a significant role in realizing the Digital India dream. We are happy to partner with Motorola in one more step towards our 5G roll out. We believe that the partnership will help develop the 5G device ecosystem, helping more Vi customers upgrade to a superior 5G ready smartphone in time for service roll out."
Motorola 5G devices that are enabled with Vi 5G include Motorola edge 30 ultra, motorola edge 30 fusion, moto g62 5G, motorola € 5G, motorola edge 30 pro, moto g71 5G, moto g51 5G, Motorola edge 20, pro, Motorola edge 20 fusion.
"At Motorola, we believe in delivering meaningful consumer innovations. Motorola smartphones give an exceptionally reliable, optimized and fast 5G experience across price points, staying true to our commitment of giving the most comprehensive, no compromise 5G smartphone portfolio to Indian consumers with support for up to 13 5G bands, across price points. We are delighted to partner with Vi with a vision to take 5G to millions of Indian consumers," added Prashanth Mani, Executive Director, of Motorola Asia Pacific.
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