Bharti Airtel Plans 4G Expansion in Tamil Nadu With 12,000 New Mobile Sites This Year

Every other day, Bharti Airtel is revealing its network expansion plans for each circle in the country. After announcing its network expansion plans in Kerala, Airtel today said that it would continue to make significant investments to expand its operations and network footprint across Tamil Nadu even further. Airtel, under its ongoing network transformation program – Project Leap, stated that it’s planning to roll out 12,000 new mobile sites across Tamil Nadu in FY 2018-19. With this rollout, Airtel is looking to add large network capacity and take high-speed data services deeper into rural areas. This effectively translates to 32 new Airtel mobile sites going live every day across the state. Airtel is planning to increase its 4G user base in the circle.


With this planned rollout, the number of Airtel’s mobile sites across Tamil Nadu will go up by 30% to 52,000 and add to the enhanced network experience for customers. Airtel also plans to roll out 3,000 kms of fresh optic fibre across the state to take its fibre footprint to 17,000 kms. The addition of fresh fibre capacity will support the growth of high-speed data services in the state.

Manoj Murali, CEO – Tamil Nadu & Kerala said, “As part of Project Leap, our network transformation initiative, we will continue to channel investments towards building a world-class future-ready network that touches every citizen of the state. These investments underline our strong commitment to Tamil Nadu and will contribute to the Government’s vision of building a digitally enabled state.”

For the unaware, Airtel is the leading telecom operator in Tamil Nadu with over 23 million subscribers under its belt. Airtel recently launched its VoLTE services in Chennai, enhancing the audio experience to users. Also, it was the first operator to launch 4G services in Tamil Nadu, and its high-speed mobile broadband network umbrella covers all key urban, semi-urban and rural areas including highways, tourist destinations and trade centres. Airtel is also planning to roll out VoLTE across the entire Tamil Nadu circle very soon.

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June 12, 2018 12:07 pm 12:07 PM
I would like to call upon folks who are looking for alternatives to Jio as its service may not be good for everyone to atleast try idea Vodafone post merger and BOYCOTT Airtel.. Birla has been serious businessman. Pay them for service and help them transform their network to better compete in the market, else they will always be mediocre player. I have personally used idea postpaid and they do serious attention to help you whatever way they can in case of complaints… Vodafone is almost going from India borders with means of this merger and hence their service has… Read more »
Kaushik IMA
June 12, 2018 1:30 pm 1:30 PM
True story: My brother faced very poor coverage in initial days of idea 4G launch in Mumbai. After few months of complaining he ported out to Jio, not satisfied with Idea saying we are working on it. Few more months later he got an email from appellate authority of idea stating that we have finished network upgrade and you should be getting good signals in all the locations that you complained about and to kindly check the same with a prepaid SIM if so possible and if you are satisfied we would welcome you back into idea family. I was… Read more »
June 12, 2018 3:07 pm 3:07 PM

Yes, let’s bite that hard bullet in case of idea and let’s join them in time of their need. They need us … I may sound like sympathizer but I am ok with it rather than just left with Airtel and Jio. I don’t consider Jio sane but at least big brother AMABANI has good intention towards its customer as what is visible TILL NOW….

Vishal Chennai
June 12, 2018 11:52 am 11:52 AM

Airtel should buy Aircel towers in TN as Aircel already have towers in rural areas by this way they can expand rural coverage. And Vodafone atleast connected few towers with ofc in Chennai don’t know about other locations I can see Vodafone ofc cables in some parts of Chennai

June 12, 2018 11:54 am 11:54 AM

GTL has already bought all Aircel towers in 2011. Now Aircel do not have its own towers

June 11, 2018 10:58 pm 10:58 PM

Btw Nikhil, it was a very bad day for Vodafone in south Mumbai today. No calls or data network for couple of hours and customers took to social media citing pathetic service and also indicated that Vodafone was good earlier but from last few months it is very bad. I read most of the comments and it was awefull. Hope after merger both companies spent some money on capacity building else god only will save them…

Kaushik IMA
June 12, 2018 9:33 am 9:33 AM

Yes chetan I agree Vodafone deteriorated in Mumbai But despite that it is still the best option after Jio in Mumbai….

I mean yes I also felt Vodafone became pathetic in Mumbai at times but after using airtel and idea I feel only Jio is good enough and Vodafone in 2nd place for Mumbai.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
June 12, 2018 4:32 am 4:32 AM

I seriously hope Vodafone-Idea creates threat for Airtel for next two years!!!!!

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
June 12, 2018 4:29 am 4:29 AM

I have been to VT and Marine drive today!!!!! I faced no problems whatsoever!!!!! I really don’t know the problem!!!!! Actually it was primary Sim in Mumbai circle which has gone secondary due to Jio!!!!! But worked superfine since last two weeks!!!!! Data is choked on Band 3 but 3G works superfine!!!!!!

Airtel Lover
June 12, 2018 12:17 am 12:17 AM

Idea will reduce Vodafone to a joke.
How irritating is the latest Idea commercial ? The pug is still a decent option.