Telecom operator Bharti Airtel has kicked off its network transformation drive ‘Project Leap’ in Jharkhand and will add 1,500 kms of fibre across the state by 2018. The company has doubled its network investments in the state over a period of three years. It claims that it has marked the largest deployment of network infrastructure in the history of the state and is set to become one of the biggest investments made by a private sector company in Jharkhand.
Bharti Airtel aims to double its wireless broadband service over the next three years.
U Bharath, CEO – Bihar and Jharkhand, Bharti Airtel, said, “In the last three years, we have invested Rs 400 crore in the state which is a testimony of our commitment and we are excited to commence the implementation of this mega project in Jharkhand by doubling our network investments”.
Since 2012, Airtel Jharkhand has added 2,200 sites and over 1,500 kms of high speed fiber optical cable, which benefited more than 10 million customers across 7,000 additional villages.
“Our investments in Jharkhand will largely be towards upgrading and modernizing our network infrastructure, expanding mobile broadband to rural areas and laying of the optical fiber. With “Project Leap”, we look forward to delivering the best experience for our customers now and for years to come,” added Bharath.
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