Vodafone India and BSNL today signed a 2G intra-circle roaming agreement to enhance their networks across the country. The new strategic partnership is targeted to improve connectivity and uplift customer experience.
The agreement will let Vodafone India and BSNL jointly leverage their assets and network strength.
“This partnering with BSNL will further strengthen the reach of our network especially in the hinterland of the country and surrounding rural areas,” said Sunil Sood, managing director and CEO, Vodafone India, in a statement. “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.”
Vodafone India already has more than 137,000 towers in the country and BSNL holds over 114,000 towers. The new deal will help BSNL strengthen its network reach in the urban parts of the country, while Vodafone will expand its rural network coverage.
“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,” BSNL chairman and managing director Anupam Shrivastava said.