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Vodafone, BSNL sign 2G intra-circle pact

Vodafone and BSNL have signed an intra-circle roaming pact. This pact will allow both the companies to use each other’s networks.

The agreement will increase the network capability of both the companies. BSNL have around 1,14,000 towers and Vodafone have around 1,37,000 towers.

Sunil Sood, MD & CEO, Vodafone India, 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.”

BSNL has a strong rural covering and Vodafone has a strong urban covering. So the pact will help BSNL to cover the urban areas and Vodafone to cover rural areas.

“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.” said Anupam Shrivastava, Chairman & Managing Director, BSNL.