Deploys additional 28.2 MHz spectrum to boost network capacity for high speed data services
At 72.2 MHz, Airtel has the largest spectrum bank in Uttar Pradesh (East) and is well positioned to serve the booming demand for data services
Lucknow / Mumbai, June 28, 2021: Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s premier communications solutions provider, today said that it has upgraded its mobile network in Uttar Pradesh (East) to deliver the best network experience for its customers.
Airtel has deployed an additional 5 MHz spectrum in the 900 MHz band, 3.2 MHz in 1800 MHz band and 20 MHz in 2300 MHz band, along with advance network software tools across its network in the state to significantly bolster high speed data capacity. The deployment will strengthen an already superior network for Airtel customers across the state. It will enable improved network availability and data speeds along with better coverage inside homes and buildings in cities and urban areas. The deployment also allows Airtel to offer wider coverage along highways and rail routes as well as increase footprint in villages as more people access high speed data services.
Airtel had acquired the 28.2 MHz spectrum for Uttar Pradesh (East) during the recent auctions conducted by the Government of India. With this fresh spectrum, Airtel has the largest spectrum bank of 72.2 MHz in Uttar Pradesh (East). With its diverse spectrum holdings across 2300/2100/1800/900 bands, the company is well positioned to serve the growing demand for high speed data services and its network is fully ready for 5G.
Shailendra Singh, CEO, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, Bharti Airtel said, “We are aggressively expanding our network in Uttar Pradesh (East) by investing in new spectrum and network upgrades to provide a world-class service experience to our customers. We are driven by the vision to provide ubiquitous connectivity to our rural and urban customers alike. Airtel now has the largest spectrum bank in Uttar Pradesh (East) and our future ready network is well positioned to meet the surging demand for high speed data.”
Following the pandemic, the adoption of the work from home, online classes, video streaming has witnessed a massive surge. Airtel’s intervention to build additional capacities will go a long way in helping customers stay connected.
Airtel has also deployed advanced network technologies and tools such as pre-5G Massive MIMO, 4G Advanced and Carrier Aggregation to step up high speed network capacity and coverage.
About Bharti Airtel
Headquartered in India, Airtel is a global communications solutions provider with over 471 mn customers in 18 countries across South Asia and Africa. The company ranks amongst the top three mobile operators globally and its networks cover over two billion people. Airtel is India’s largest integrated communications solutions provider and the second largest mobile operator in Africa. Airtel’s retail portfolio includes high speed 4G/4.5G mobile broadband, Airtel Xstream Fiber that promises speeds up to 1 Gbps with convergence across linear and on-demand entertainment, streaming services spanning music and video, digital payments and financial services. For enterprise customers, Airtel offers a gamut of solutions that includes secure connectivity, cloud and data centre services, cyber security, IoT, Ad Tech and cloud based communication. For more details visit www.airtel.com