Bharti Airtel announced that its 4G network covers 15,863 plus towns and villages in Assam.
Airtel is the #1 operator in Assam with 8.4 million plus customers. Airtel India is the only mobile operator in the country to reveal the number of sites it deploys in state circles.
Airtel has added 6 MHz of spectrum in 1800 MHz band to its portfolio in Assam as part of its acquisition of Telenor’s India operations. This will further boost 4G network capacity in the state.
“The availability of budget friendly smartphones is driving a massive uptake of 4G data and Airtel aims to be the 4G network of choice of customers in Assam with its superior data experience,” Raveendra Desai, CEO, Assam and North East, Bharti Airtel said.
All Airtel 4G customers enjoy free access to Airtel TV that offers over 10,000 movies and TV shows plus 375 LIVE TV channels. Airtel is the fastest network in India, says speed measurement leader – Ookla.
Airtel has distribution channel of over 39,000 retail outlets that serves customers even in rural pockets of in Assam. Airtel’s network covers 30,000 towns and villages representing approximately 94 percent of the state’s population.
Airtel has over 1.3 crore customers in across Assam and North East. It was the first operator to launch 3G and 4G services in the region.
Airtel plans to roll out 6000 new mobile sites across the region in FY 2018-19 with the aim of stepping up network capacity. This rollout will effectively translate to deployment of 16 new Airtel mobile sites per day across the region.
The number of Airtel’s mobile sites across Assam and North East will go up by 31 percent to 25,000. Airtel plans to deploy 3000 km of fresh optic fiber in the region to take its fiber footprint to 16000 km. – Telecom Lead