Airtel will now offer 4G using dual spectrum bands of 2300 Mhz and 1800 Mhz in Bangalore to offer better data speeds and coverage

Airtel, today rolled out of 4G services in Bangalore in the 1800 MHz spectrum band using FD LTE technology. With this, Airtel 4G in the IT capital of India will now operate in dual spectrum bands of 2300 MHz and 1800 MHz. This will translate into enhanced 4G network capacity and a superior mobile broadband experience for customers through better network coverage and data speeds.


Airtel launched its 4G services in the city in 2012 in the 2300 Mhz band using the TD LTE standard. With today’s launch, Bangalore is among the first few cities in India to enjoy the power of an integrated 4G network using TD and FD carriers.

Commenting on the launch, C. Surendran, CEO – Karnataka, Bharti Airtel Limited said, “Today’s launch is a major milestone for Airtel in Bangalore. We gave the city its first 4G network and have received very good response from customers. Given the explosive growth of mobile data services and content consumed on mobiles, the addition of a second 4G carrier will surely add to the experience of the customers on our network. Airtel has also rolled out the widest 4G network in Karnataka with services now available in 130 towns. We remain committed to the digital vision of the state.”

To avail the complimentary 4G upgrade and to experience the state’s first integrated FD and TD 4G mobile internet speeds like never before – existing Airtel customers with 4G ready mobile devices can walk into their nearest Airtel Store and switch to a 4G SIM or visit for more information.

In November 2015, Airtel commenced the implementation of its network transformation program – Project Leap. With a national investment of INR 60,000 Crores over the next three years, Airtel’s “Project Leap” is a strategic company initiative aimed at perceptibly improving its network quality and delivering the best customer experience.

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Mohammed Abdul KHADER
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July 20, 2016 11:21 am 11:21 AM

What about the technology neutral 1900 MHz frequency?.

Vipin (Mumbai)
July 18, 2016 10:19 pm 10:19 PM
Way back in January 2015, Airtel had announced that It will launch 1800 Mhz LTE TDD in Mumbai. I don’t know, whether is launched on that band or not, but still its 4G coverage and speed is poor as compared to Vodafone. Vodafone came from back and covered almost entire Mumbai. It has good indoor coverage and speed. One good thing Airtel has done that it activates missed call alert for free, as even with full network people are not able to call on Airtel number at many places in Mumbai. Note : I’m not comparing Airtel with JIO as… Read more »
July 19, 2016 12:24 am 12:24 AM
Seems like you’ve missed this article Airtel 4G Vs Vodafone 4G in Mumbai: Which is faster? And, according to recent IDT reports conducted under the guidance of TRAI, airtel is best in Mumbai circle, be it 2G or 3G. Vodafone’s 97% BTSes in Mumbai have RLT value > 40, which gives false results of lower call drop and could also be the reason why you’re unable to connect to airtel network. On the contrary, every Airtel’s BTSes operates under RLT < 40. If you can't connect to airtel network it's your network problem, airtel customers don't face such problems. You… Read more »
Vipin (Mumbai)
July 19, 2016 9:45 am 9:45 AM
These are just reports. I have written what I have experienced. Many other users in Mumbai would agree with this. Airtel 4G speed will be higher than Vodafone where Airtel has 4G network beacause it is using 2300 Mhz TDD (not sure whether 1800 Mhz FDD is launched) while Vodafone is using 1800 Mhz FDD. Coverage wise Airtel is very poor. I’m not saying Vodafone is also good, it is costly and using tactics like RLT u mentioned. Both Airtel & Vodafone are two sides of coin, with Vodafone on better side. Currently I’m using Jio, Which is much better… Read more »