Telecom operator Vodafone Idea on Saturday said that it has started using 3G spectrum for 4G services in Mumbai (Vodafone idea share price) and claimed that customers in the metro city will get higher data speed with the refarming of spectrum.

Vodafone Idea has 5 megahertz of spectrum in 2100 Mhz band which was being used for 3G services. (Vodafone idea share price)


"Supplementing the existing 4G infrastructure with the expansion on 2100 MHz layer has brought about enhanced data speeds, besides a better indoor network experience for Vi customers in Mumbai. We request all Vi (Vodafone idea share price)  3G customers to visit the nearest retail outlet at the earliest to upgrade to a 4G SIM, free of cost and start experiencing the full potential of Vi GIGAnet 4G," Rajendra Chourasia, Operations Director- Mumbai, Vodafone Idea said in a statement.  (Vodafone idea share price)

Vi (Vodafone Idea) who are on a 3G connection can get a faster 4G experience when they use a 4G handset and a 4G SIM.  (Vodafone idea share price)

"This development comes on the heels of the deployment of 5 MHz of 2100 MHz spectrum band, which means that Vi customers in Mumbai (Vodafone idea share price) will get to enjoy higher download and upload speeds apart from better indoor coverage. The existing 4G infrastructure, ramped up with the migration of 3G spectrum to 4G, gives Vi GIGAnet 4G the triple advantages of wider coverage, network quality as well as stronger traffic carriage capacity in Mumbai," the statement said. (Vodafone idea share price)