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 data capacity in its network and coverage
Bharti Airtel, by deploying additional 25MHz spectrum in the 1800/2300MHz bands along with advanced network software tools, has upgraded its mobile network in Punjab to bolster high speed data capacity in its network.
Airtel has over 11.53 million customers in Punjab and its network covers 99.89% population of the state.
Giving Airtel industry leading holdings in both bands, out of 25MHz, 20MHz has been added in the 2300 band and 5MHz in the 1800MHz band.
An already superior network for Airtel customers across Punjab will be strengthened by the deployment of this additional spectrum. Along with better coverage inside homes and buildings in urban and rural areas, it will enable improved network availability and high speed data capacity, the telco said.
Also, along highways and rail routes, the deployment will allow Airtel to offer wider coverage as well as increase footprint in villages as more people access high speed data capacity services.
With the addition of this spectrum, which was acquired during the latest spectrum auctions, Airtel has the largest spectrum bank of 65MHz in Punjab.
Manu Sood, Hub CEO – Upper North at Bharti Airtel said, “With the highest spectrum holding at 65MHz in Punjab, Airtel is well positioned to meet the surging demand for high speed data. We remain obsessed with delivering a world-class service experience to our customers and continue to invest aggressively in new spectrum and network upgrades at a time when our customers need it the most”.
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 data capacity in its network and coverage.