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Got this message from airtel TN circle, does that mean 900mhz is added here??
@devangpatel still vi beats airtel here, as they have 10mhz of b8 as compared to 5 of airtel which is important for indoor coverage ,I am assuming you are not getting ca on airtel while ca is enabled in vi right, that gives vi edge, if only their routing has been optimized....
@Lucifer96 Vi doesn’t beat Airtel just because they have some extra low end spectrum. A mobile network is much more important on the core aspects of it. That explains why Jio is able to provide decent speeds and support many users despite having the lowest spectrum collection. Or in my case with Airtel, I am pretty much always locked to B3 indoors and still get great speeds. I remember how Vodafone used to perform on 900MHz Edge. It was faster than every other Operator. Idea 3g too was really good, even in rural areas.
Vi core network, after integrating with Idea, has turned to shit. Their routing, latencies, roaming functions have all gone down. They should just ideally sell spectrum at this point and focus on core optimisation, but unfortunately they can’t. Operators can’t trade spectrum in India.
@Lucifer96 I don't get CA for both Airtel & Vi in my area. (Airtel 40-40C only in city centre). Before JUNE 2020 I used to get CA on Vi but after that it too stopped.
@pillaicha As you rightly mentioned sir, despite Vi having abundant spectrum this doesn't make Vi better since they haven't sorted their backend core network properly. Only if Vi sorts its core network with better routing, VOLTE/VOWIFI etc. that case were Vi will be better then all since they have least user then competitors. Even in my area Jio with least spectrum performs better then Vi in case of call quality and non-peak hours data usage.