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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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 »

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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 »


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….


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

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