Idea, Vodafone expand ICR agreement; Idea plots March VoLTE launch

26 Jan 2018

Idea Cellular and Vodafone India have expanded their existing intra-circle roaming (ICR) agreements, the Economic Times reports, introducing more expansive 2G coverage alongside hitherto unavailable 4G ICR access. As a result, Idea will gain access to networks in more than 12,500 new towns and villages.

In addition, Idea has said that it is on course to introduce VoLTE from March 2018 in its main markets. Further, the cellco has indicated that almost all of its incremental network capital investment will be allocated towards 4G expansion.