BSNL, Vodafone Sign Roaming Pact; Customers Can Now Use the Other Telco's Network
Vodafone and BSNL on Sunday announced a 2G intra-circle roaming agreement (ICR) that is designed to benefit their customers and help reduce call drops.
"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," BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava told sources.
The state-run firm, which regained its 5th position in terms of mobile subscribers in June, has nearly 1,14,000 sites across the country with a wide reach in rural areas.
This partnership with Vodafone will help us make our network coverage better, especially in urban areas."
The availability of additional towers is expected to help both the companies address the coverage gap, thereby minimise chances of call drops.