Guwahati, October 10 (MExN): Bharti Airtel’s 4G community now covers over 15863 cities and villages in Assam, a official launch knowledgeable in the present day.
Airtel, the number one operator in Assam with over 8.four million prospects, not too long ago introduced an enormous community enlargement drive to additional scale up its excessive pace information providers throughout the area, acknowledged the discharge.
In addition, as a part of its acquisition of Telenor’s India operations, Airtel has added 6 MHz of spectrum in 1800 MHz band to its portfolio in Assam and it’ll additional enhance 4G community capability in the state, it added.
To this finish, Raveendra Desai, CEO, Assam and North East, Bharti Airtel stated, “To bring more and more customers onto the digital highway, we are committed to further expanding our 4G services across Assam.”
“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,” he added.
It can be planning plans and packs provide entry to thrilling digital providers like music, films, LIVE TV on cell and we invite prospects to expertise our 4G community, Desai stated, as per the discharge.
It additional knowledgeable that Airtel presents the widest bouquet of cell providers (4G/3G/2G) in Assam and its community now covers 30,000 cities and villages representing roughly 94% of the state’s inhabitants.
Special concentrate on Assam and North East
Meanwhile, the corporate launch additional knowledgeable that as part of its community transformation program – Project Leap, Airtel plans to roll out 6000 new cell websites throughout the NE in FY 2018-19 with the intention of stepping up community capability and taking providers deeper into rural and unconnected areas.
This rollout will successfully translate to deployment of 16 new Airtel cell websites per day throughout the area and its presence will go up by 31%, it added.
It additionally plans to deploy 3000 km of contemporary optic fibre in the area to take its footprint to 16000 km.
In December 2017, Airtel had signed an settlement with the Department of Telecom (Govt. of India) and Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) for provision of cell providers in recognized uncovered villages and nationwide highways in area.
Under the settlement, Airtel will set up over 2000 cell towers/websites in unconnected pockets of the area and ship Telecom connectivity to residents in over 2100 villages over 18 months, knowledgeable the press launch by its area Corporate Communication Satyajit Borah.