The Reliance Jio effect!
The contract is valid for UP West, Rajasthan, Odisha, North East and Assam telecom zones and comes as a reaction to the proposed Reliance Jio -
Also read : How Reliance Jio has shaken the Indian telecom sector
Vodafone India already has a $450-500 million 4G LTE deployment/expansion deal with Nokia which covers 10 circles and with Huawei in the Delhi, Karnataka and Kerala circles.
Relance Jio’s launch in September 2016 shook the telecom sector to it’s core and pushed almost all of the major players to pull up their socks and reduce their prices in order to compete. Vodafone India as of now has launched 4G services in 17 circles and is on a rapid expansion push.