Airtel to enable 4G data speeds up to 135 Mbps in Bengaluru, deploys 4G Advanced Carrier Aggregation

Airtel, today announced that it has deployed 4G Advanced technology (carrier aggregation across TD LTE and LTE FDD) in Bengaluru. The deployment will result in a superior 4G experience for Airtel customers through considerably faster data speeds and better coverage – indoors and outdoors. Customers with mobile devices that support 4G Advanced will be able to enjoy 4G data speeds of up to 135 Mbps.


Airtel launched its 4G services in Bengaluru in 2012 on the 2300 Mhz band using the TD LTE standard and recently added capacity on the 1800 Mhz band using FD LTE. With today’s rollout, Bengaluru is among the few cities globally to have high speed data services over 4G Advanced.

Under the carrier aggregation deployment, the capacities of TD LTE (2300 MHz spectrum band) and FD LTE (1800 MHz spectrum band) have been combined to enable better spectrum utilization and efficiency. In February 2016, Airtel deployed India’s first carrier aggregation in Kerala and the network achieved 4G data speeds of up to 135 Mbps on commercially available mobile devices.

Commenting on the launch, C. Surendran, CEO – Karnataka, Bharti Airtel Limited said, “Airtel has led the rollout of 4G services in Bengaluru and with the deployment of 4G Advanced, we are taking a quantum leap in delivering a superior mobile broadband experience to our customers in the IT Capital of the country. With the additional network capacity, customers in Bengaluru can look forward considerably improved data speeds and better coverage.”

The deployment is a part of Airtel’s ongoing network transformation program – Project Leap, under which Airtel plans to invest Rs 60,000 crores over the next three years to meet the growing demand of voice and high speed data services in India and deliver the best network experience to its customers.

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September 9, 2016 9:06 am 9:06 AM

Prediction :

Unlimited 5G data for 1 minute at Rs.100 by fraud tel.

September 10, 2016 4:12 pm 4:12 PM


Girish Raval
September 9, 2016 11:33 am 11:33 AM

No need for that. We are already receiving 75 Mbps on Airtel. Much away from JIO, the jeo go company.

Siddhant Bohra
September 10, 2016 3:59 pm 3:59 PM

4G doesnt give 75 mbps in india that too on airtel
It must be broadband

September 9, 2016 12:36 am 12:36 AM

Dunno about others but for me, I am getting 1.6 GB 3G/4G data on airtel postpaid for Rs.199 and 1GB 3G/4G data for 28 days at Rs.153 on airtel prepaid and Rs.147 on Vodafone Prepaid.

I would suggest everyone to check their special offers and not use the default tariffs of Rs.250 per GB if you are on AVoID networks. The pricing is similar to Jio’s pricing of data topups which is Rs.151 per GB.

September 9, 2016 9:40 am 9:40 AM

I am getting 1.2 gb 3g data @155 rs. On idea
1+1 gb. 2g data @ 135 on idea ..
1 g.b. data @ 156 on airtel prepaid

September 8, 2016 7:05 pm 7:05 PM

Someone post a screenshot of speed over 100 Mbps in Chortel. Everytime I see airtel deployed 135 Mbps CA network no one posts Screenshots or Video demo. Is this some kind of rumour Airtel is trying to spread to show their network is Advanced ?

September 8, 2016 10:33 pm 10:33 PM

What i got my S7

September 8, 2016 11:09 pm 11:09 PM

Wow thanks. Hope they deploy in Chennai.