Airtel Announces Plans For Massive Network Expansion In Gujarat
Bharti Airtel Limited (Airtel), India's largest telecommunications service provider, announced massive network roll-out plans for FY 2018-19 to further expand its high-speed mobile data footprint across the state of Gujarat.
As a part of its network expansion program - Project LEAP, Airtel announced its plans to add more than 6000 new sites in FY 2018-19, along with the deployment of an additional 2000 KMs of optic fibre across Gujarat. While stepping up the data capacities and taking services deeper into rural and unconnected areas, the massive roll-out would mean addition of 16 new sites every day to Airtel's future-ready network in Gujarat. This would further enhance the customer experience on India's fastest network.
This network expansion will follow the massive ramp up of Airtel's network in FY 2017-18 which witnessed over 6600 new sites being deployed across Gujarat, extending Airtel's mobile broadband footprint in the State to 20000 towns & villages which significantly improved customer's user experience.
With this roll-out, the number of Airtel's mobile sites in Gujarat would go up by 25% to 29,000, further enhancing the network speeds and voice quality. The addition of fresh optic fibre would extend Airtel's fibre backbone to 13,800 KMs, supporting the growth of high-speed data services in the region.