Deploys 900 MHz spectrum for 4G using the advanced L900 technology, which will significantly boost indoor coverage
· 10,000 sites upgraded to 4G to enhance capacity and coverage
· At 65.4 Mhz, Airtel has the largest spectrum bank across Andhra Pradesh and Telengana and is well positioned to serve the booming demand for data services
Mumbai, June 29, 2021: Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s premier communications solutions provider, today said it has further upgraded its high speed data network in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to deliver the best network experience to its customers.
Airtel has deployed an additional 4 MHz of its existing spectrum in the superior 900 MHz band for 4G and upgraded 10,000 mobile sites across the two states to 4G.
The additional deployment will significantly bolster capacity and strengthen an already superior network for customers with better coverage inside homes and buildings in cities and rural 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 has the largest spectrum bank of 65.4 Mhz in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. With its diverse spectrum holdings across 2100/1800/900/2300 bands, the company is well positioned to serve the growing demand for high speed data services. Earlier this year, Airtel was the first telco to successfully demonstrate live 5G service over a commercial network in Hyderabad.
Avneet Singh Puri, CEO – Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Bharti Airtel said, “Additional deployment of L900 technology will further boost indoor coverage and add more muscle to Airtel's 4G spectrum bank in the two states. To stay ahead of the curve, we recently demonstrated Live 5G service in Hyderabad. We will continue to invest aggressively in deployment of latest network technologies to delight our customers.”
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 over 3.1 crore customers in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and its network covers 97% population of the two states.
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