Bharti Airtel has shut down its 3G network in Haryana – ensuring that its mobile broadband services will now be available on its 4G network.
Haryana is the second telecom circle after Kolkata to see the discontinuation of 3G services by Airtel. The Indian telecom operator is yet to reveal the response of its 3G customers who have shifted to the 4G network in Kolkata.
Airtel has already requested its 3G customers to upgrade their mobile phones / SIMs to 4G smartphones to access high speed data connections and high quality VoLTE calls from its 4G network.
Manu Sood, hub CEO – Upper North, Bharti Airtel said: “The deployment and augmentation of 4G (LTE 2100) and re-farming of 3G spectrum is in line with our national strategy of focusing on serving quality customers with best-in-class service experience.”
Airtel has completed the re-farming of 3G spectrum in 2100 MHz to 4G in LTE 2100 in order to boost the network capacity and ensure wider availability of Airtel 4G services across the state.
Airtel said it has deployed the 2100 MHz band spectrum to strengthen its 4G network in the state. Airtel offers high speed 4G on a tri-band spectrum bank — 2300 MHz (TD LTE), 2100 MHz (LTE 2100), and 1800 MHz (FD LTE) to deliver mobile broadband to customers in Haryana.