Airtel announces massive expansion plans for its future-ready network in Rajasthan

Via Bharti Airtel

Aug 29, 2018

Plans to roll-out 9000 new sites and 4150 KMs of optic fiber in FY 18-19 Airtel – India’s fastest mobile network – now covers more than 44,200 towns and villages in the region with 17500 mobile broadband sites

  • The network roll-out of FY 18-19 would take the total number of sites to more than 33,000 and extend the fiber backbone to 23,100 KMs
  • Expansion plan of FY 18-19 follows a fruitful FY 17-18 which saw 6800 new sites and 3000 KMs of fiber getting added to Airtel’s future-ready network

Jaipur, August 28, 2018: Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s leading telecommunications service provider, today announced its massive network roll-out plans for FY 2018-19 to further expand its high speed mobile data footprint in Rajasthan.

As a part of its network expansion program – Project LEAP, Airtel announced its plans to add more than 9000 new sites in FY 2018-19, along with an addition of more than 4150 KMs of optic fiber, in Rajasthan. While stepping up the data capacities and taking services deeper into rural and unconnected areas.

The expansion plan for FY 2018-19 follows a fruitful FY 2017-18 which saw more than 6800 new sites being deployed and more than 3000 KMs of optic fiber being rolled out in Rajasthan, extending its mobile broadband footprint to 44,200 towns and villages.

Hemanth Kumar Guruswamy, Chief Executive Officer – Rajasthan, Bharti Airtel Ltd, adds:

“At Airtel, we remain committed to offering the best network experience to our customers and our massive investments in upping network strength and deploying latest technologies just reinforces that. We will continue to focus and invest heavily in our network to offer enhanced speeds and coverage to our customers in Rajasthan.”

With this planned roll-out, number of Airtel’s mobile sites in Rajasthan would go up by 29% to 33,000. further enhancing the data speeds and voice qualities. The addition of fresh optic fiber would extend its fiber backbone to 23,100 KMs, supporting the growth of high speed data services in the region.

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