Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecom company today said that they rolled out an upgraded 4G network across 400 towns of Maharashtra and Goa to deliver best-in-class mobile network experience to customers.
Airtel already has 4G services in Maharashtra and Goa, but with the upgraded 4G network, the company is promising uninterrupted HD video streaming along with improved data speeds and better indoor and outdoor network reception.
Airtel has deployed a new 4G network capacity in the 1800MHz spectrum to supplement the existing 2300MHz 4G spectrum band. For the unaware, the 1800MHz spectrum in built on FD, whereas the 2300MHz runs on TD. That said, with the combination of both TD-LTE and FD-LTE carriers, customers in both Maharashtra and Goa will enjoy better network coverage and data speeds.
As a part of the introductory offer, Airtel is offering up to 10GB of free 4G data. Customers with a 4G ready device can head over to the nearest Airtel store and switch to a new 4G SIM to avail the free 4G data up to 10GB.
Commenting on the launch, Vidur Rattan, Chief Executive Officer – Maharashtra & Goa, Bharti Airtel Limited said, “We have rolled out a future-ready network across Maharashtra and Goa, with enhanced capacity and latest technology. The addition of the second 4G carrier in the 1800 MHz band will enable faster data speeds and better coverage for customers and add to their mobile data experience on our network. We have also expanded our 4G network presence to over 400 towns across the two states under Project Leap and remain committed to the digital vision of the two states. We invite customers to get on to the information superhighway with Airtel 4G.”
It was back in April 2012; Airtel deployed India’s first 4G network in Kolkata. Currently, Airtel 4G services are available in 21 circles across India. And in November 2015, Airtel started the revamp of their 4G network technology with a total investment of Rs. 60,000 crores over the next three years. This project is called as ‘Project Leap’ which aims at delivering best customer experience.