India’s largest telecom network Bharti Airtel upgraded its 4G network in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The company aims to deliver a better and faster mobile broadband experience to its customers with the upgraded 4G connectivity.
Airtel has deployed Dual Carrier technology in both the states using a combination of TD-LTE in the 2300Mhz and FD-LTE in the 1800Mhz. By this combination, the network and spectrum efficiency of the network will be significantly boosted. 20Mhz of the fresh 4G spectrum has been added to the Airtel network to supplement the existing 4G spectrum pool in the 1800Mhz band.
Airtel claims that the upgraded 4G network will enable higher data output rates and improved coverage, allowing customers to stream and download high quality content on the move. It is also future ready with sufficient capacity to serve the higher demand for high speed mobile data due to the growing smartphone penetration.
Venkatesh Vijayraghavan, CEO, AP and Telangana, Airtel said, “…given the explosive growth of high speed mobile data services and content consumed on mobiles, the addition of a second 4G carrier will significantly add to the experience of customers on our network. Airtel has also rolled out the widest 4G network in AP and Telangana with services now available in 160 towns. We remain committed to the digital vision of the state and invite customers to experience 4G on India’s best smartphone network.”
Bharti Airtel is making the network upgrade under ‘Project Leap,’ which started back in November 2015 with an aim to transform its entire network across the country. Over the next three years, Airtel will be investing a whopping Rs. 60,000 crores to upgrade the existing network and deliver best customer experience.
All the Airtel customers can head to the nearest Airtel store and get a complementary 4G SIM card to enjoy the upgraded 4G network. Airtel will also be upgrading its network in all the telecom circles over the next three years.