Bharti Airtel has upgraded its mobile network in Kerala by deploying an additional 5 MHz spectrum in the 1800 Mhz and 10 MHz in 2300 band to enhance speed data capacity.
The deployment will enable improved network availability and data speeds along with better coverage inside homes and buildings in cities and urban areas. The deployment also allows Airtel to offer wider coverage along highways and rail routes as well as increase footprint in villages as more people access high speed data services.
Airtel had acquired 1800, 2300 and 900 Mhz spectrum for Kerala during the recent auctions conducted by the Government of India. Airtel has diverse spectrum holdings across 1800 FDD, 2100 FDD, 2300 TDD, 900 FDD. Airtel’s network covers 96.34 percent of the population in the state.
Marut Dilwari, COO – Kerala, Bharti Airtel said: “The additional network deployment and new technology upgrades will enhance our network capacity to serve the growing data requirement of customers in Kerala.”
Airtel has deployed network technologies and tools such as pre-5G Massive MIMO, 4G Advanced and Carrier Aggregation to step up high speed network capacity and coverage.