The mobile industry has been abuzz with talk of network expansion and upgrade as operators plan for the projected explosion in traffic that will come as smartphone take-up and data usage increase.
But Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao is adamant that there is nothing to fear.
"Our total traffic... is up 300% versus two years ago," he told attendees at the mobile operator's third-quarter results presentation on Tuesday.
However, capital spending on the network is determined by peak saturation, that is, cell sites that operate at over 90% of their capacity during peak times, Colao explained.
He added that 5% of Vodafone's sites operate at above 90%, which is slighter lower than it was a few months ago, largely thanks to spectral efficiency and "better versions" of HSPA.
Voda plans to upgrade 20,000-25,000 more sites to become more efficient in the next six months, as well as investing in backhaul.
"The vision is supportable for the foreseeable future," Colao said.