Leading telecom service provider Vodafone India today launched 'Superfast 3G Services' on its network in Guwahati. The new services will enable people to experience "faster, smarter and better than the existing 3G experience", a Vodafone senior official said here.
To provide high speed mobile Internet services to the customers in Guwahati, Vodafone has deployed 285 new 3G towers and continues to add more sites, the network's Business Head - Assam and Northeast Alok Verma told reporters.
The new Superfast Vodafone 3G will enhance the service experience such as multimedia, high speed mobile broadband, Internet access with the ability to view video footage on one's mobile handset, Verma said.
Also with a 3G phone and access to the superfast Vodafone 3G network, one can make a video call, watch live TV, access the high speed Internet, download large email attachments faster and download music tracks as well as the usual voice call and messaging services found in a mobile phone, he said.
Vodafone has so far been offering 3G services in Assam and the Northeast (ANE) circle via bilateral roaming agreements with other operators but with the March 2015 auctions, it acquired 2100 Mhz (3G) spectrum for the area to provide faster, smarter and better 3G services to the 40 per cent data users of its 4.7 million customers, the official said.
The service provider has invested over Rs 500 crore to modernise and upgrade existing voice and data network in ANE circle, besides an additional investment of Rs 13,000 crore for countrywide capacity augmentation and new business initiatives, reiterating its commitment to Digital India and Make in India, Verma said.
As a part of its strategy to democratise data, Vodafone India has been focusing on closer engagement with customers to use mobile Internet, and educating current and potential users about how Internet can add significant value to them, he added.