Bharti Airtel has deployed 'Dual Carrier' technology and additional spectrum in Rajasthan, says a release from the company. The new technology will enable the subscribers in Rajasthan to enjoy 4G-like speed while on 3G network.
Technically, the dual carrier technology will combine the spectrum capacities of two 5MHz carriers in the 2100 MHz band. This boosts the network capacity and delivers faster data speeds, better voice quality, and improved network coverage in both indoors and outdoors. Besides, this optimizes the backend processes between the network and mobile devices, resulting in better battery life for the devices.
Airtel is said to be the first operator in Rajasthan to upgrade 3G technology using the dual carrier. The project was rolled out under Airtel’s Project Leap initiative.
“The deployment of ‘Dual Carrier’ technology is yet another milestone for Airtel in Rajasthan that will help deliver a seamless 4G experience to our customers. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our valued customers for their cooperation during the network upgrade,” commented Manoj Murali, CEO – Rajasthan, Bharti Airtel.
According to the data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) in September 2016, Airtel has around 19.9 million customers in Rajasthan. The service provider offers 4G, 3G, and 2G services in the state. Besides Rajasthan, Airtel recently deployed dual carrier technology in Delhi NCR.
Under Project Leap, Airtel has been upgrading its network across India. Under the initiative, the service provider has invested Rs. 60,000 crore over three years to improve the network quality. It also deployed ‘Carrier Aggregation’ technology under the Project Leap initiative that combines capacities of spectrum in 2300 MHz (TD-LTE) and 1800 MHz (FD-LTE), and delivers data speeds on up to 135 Mbps with compatible handsets.