Airtel plans to add 6,000 new sites in Gujarat

Indian mobile operator Bharti Airtel announced plans to add more than 6,000 new sites in Gujarat in FY 2018-19.

Bharti Airtel, the number one telecom operator in India, will also add an additional 2,000 KMs of optic fiber across Gujarat.

The strategy of Airtel is to enhance the growth in mobile subscriber on its mobile data network.
Airtel 4G in Gujarat and network expansion
The roll-out of new telecom sites 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.

Airtel Gujarat and network achievements:

# Platinum 3G services launched in Oct 2015

# 4G services launched in Oct 2016

# VoLTE services launched in Oct 2017

# Fiber backbone – 12,300 KMs

# Towns and villages covered by Airtel network– 20,000

# Towns and villages covered by Airtel 3G and 4G – 10,000

# 4G offered on FD LTE 1800 MHz and TD LTE 2300 MHz spectrum

# 3G offered on 2100 MHz spectrum

Airtel has added over 6,600 new sites in FY 2017-18, extending Airtel’s mobile broadband footprint in the state to 20,000 towns and villages across Gujarat.

The number of Airtel’s mobile sites in Gujarat would go up by 25 percent to 29,000, further enhancing the network speeds and voice quality. The addition of fresh optic fiber would extend Airtel’s fiber backbone to 13,800 KMs, supporting the growth of high speed data services in the region.

“We will continue to invest aggressively in the region and take our network capabilities to the next level with more than 29,000 mobile sites by the end of this financial year, ably backed by a scaled up and strengthened infrastructure,” KC Narendran, chief executive officer – Gujarat, Bharti Airtel, said.