Vodafone and BSNL on Sunday declared a 2G intra-circle roaming agreement (ICR) that is designed to profit their clients and decrease call drops. The state-run firm, which recovered its fifth position as far as mobile subscribers in June are concerned, has about 1,14,000 sites across the nation with a wide reach in rural areas. The accessibility of extra towers is relied upon to help both the organizations address the coverage gap, in order to minimise the chances of call drops. BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava told PTI that –
The agreement will enhance coverage for both Vodafone and BSNL customers. Next month, we will jointly provide seamless connectivity at the BRICS summit, which is to be held in Goa. Furthermore, This partnership with Vodafone will help us make our network coverage better, especially in urban areas.
Moreover, the agreement will bolster Vodafone’s networking arranges in Tamil Nadu where it failed to win back 900MHz range that it utilized for 2G services as a part of the 2015 auction. Vodafone India, the completely claimed backup of the UK’s Vodafone Group, has operations crosswise over India serving more than 199 million customers. On the other hand, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) had a customer base of 89.54 million towards the end of June this year. Let’s hope that this arrangement turns out to be a noble step in the upliftment of customer’s experience.