Airtel to Invest Heavily to get 4G connectivity in Punjab – in Partnership with the Govt of Punjab

airtl 4G in punjabAirtel and the Government of Punjab today signed an agreement on the sidelines of the Progressive Punjab Investors Summit, under which Airtel will take its high speed 4G LTE services to all towns and villages across Punjab . Airtel will be investing around Rs 4000 crores over the next 5 years to expand services and contribute to the Government of Punjab’s digital inclusion agenda.

Airtel launched mobile services in Punjab in 2002 and 4G LTE services in Chandigarh Tri-City in March 2013. Till date, it has invested over Rs 4800 crores in its operations in the State and its mobile network covers all 162 towns and 12,750 villages, reaching 94% of the population.

In addition, Airtel will invest in its existing 2G mobile operations, Wireline & DSL Broadband, DTH services, M-Commerce Services offering in the State. It will also expand its Enterprise Services offerings that provide end-to-end technology solutions to Corporates and SMEs.

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  • Saurabh December 9, 2013 9:02 pm

    Read an article in ET which actually surprised me. Mukesh Ambani said he will join hands with Sunil Mittal (his friend) for 4G operations in Punjab. Seems like two rivals are joining hand that will kill the competition and RJIO has understand that cheaper offering will only tell upon their business and they don;t want to be another Aircel or Uninor or Videocon or MTS. :D

  • Saurabh December 9, 2013 8:55 pm

    Airtel is No.1 mobile operator (in terms of subscribers) in Punjab from last 3 years even though they don’t have 3G services. I can’t digest this thing since 3G auctions that how Airtel afforded to miss 3G spectrum in Punjab and even their chairman Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal hails from Ludhiana (Punjab). Not having 3G license is telling upon their revenues in Punjab to a larger extent as data users are plenty here. Beside this 2G network in Punjab is also good due to 900 MHz band.

    Idea is not getting their spectrum otherwise Airtel will be having 3G here since 2011. :)

  • Rhishav Kumar Das (Kolkata) December 9, 2013 7:36 pm

    Good News for Punjab. Hope they provide what they promise.
    Best of Luck airtel.