Bharti Airtel to enhance 3G and 4G experience with faster data speeds in Delhi: Report

Bharti Airtel is reportedly working towards drastically enhancing 3G and 4G coverage and speeds in the Delhi circle with the help of Ericsson, which is now selected as the sole vendor for all the available technologies. With the help of this Swedish telecom gear maker, Airtel is modernization of all 2G sites, besides introducing a second carrier for 3G network, which will increase 3G speeds significantly. The telco is also adding new TD-LTE base stations using the 2300 MHz band in the circle for enhanced coverage and capacity, according to an Economic Times report.


The report added that Ericsson will also help Airtel launch a 4G carrier aggregation by combining FDD and TDD LTE technologies to offer faster speeds. Furthermore, Airtel can also potentially bring carrier aggregation across three bands which will allow it Airtel to offer very high speeds rates in Delhi.

“We are preparing Delhi for any strategic move that Airtel would want to make,” Paolo Colella, Head of Region India, Ericsson, was quoted as saying.

The latest move is aimed at countering the looming threat from Reliance Jio, which is currently offering free services in the country.

The latest contract, valued at Rs 816 crore, follows Bharti Airtel’s recent acquisition of additional 10 MHz spectrum in the 2300 MHz band and 5 MHz spectrum in 2300 Mhz band for Rs 1430 crore and Rs 2770 crore, respectively, the report said.

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Under the new 4-year modernization program, already initiated in this quarter, will bring these new airwaves into use for the telco to offer enhanced coverage and capacity.

Bharti Airtel, as per the report, has more than 6000 sites in the Delhi circle, which it will be expanding significantly.

“Densification of sites is something that every operator is looking at depending upon how the traffic develops. The natural densification is part of this contract,” Colella told.

Airtel had earlier issued a statement saying that it was upgrading its 3G network to “dramatically improve performance and deliver 4G like speeds even on 3G” after procuring additional spectrum.

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Airtel recently selected Finnish gear maker Nokia for 4G deployment and expansion contract in three new circles — Gujarat, Bihar, and UP East. Nokia is already providing network technologies to Airtel in Mumbai, MP, West Bengal, Odisha, Punjab and Kerala circles.

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Kanaga Deepan N. Sivakasi (TN)
December 28, 2016 5:58 pm 5:58 PM

Few years back, when I visited Delhi, the Airtel 3G speed was horrible. Can’t open even a single webpage. But DC-HSPA will surely change this situation there. In our TN, Airtel 3G with DC-HSPA rocks. Much much better speed than Idea and Jio 4G.

December 28, 2016 2:48 pm 2:48 PM

After announcing and delivering 4G, If you are increasing speed, it means you had blocked 4G speed. When you deliver 4G , it must not be compromised 4G. Seems cheating to Indian people.

tamilselvan,(South India)
December 28, 2016 1:14 pm 1:14 PM

Airtel is north indian network!! Only BSNL and Aircel is south Indian network!!

December 28, 2016 7:37 pm 7:37 PM

I am a “North” Indian who can speak Tamil. So here’s special message:
Apdi onnu kadiyadu. Yellaru ore natu la irukka. Yellam network yellam state la nanna irrukadu. Idea nalladu in Kerala Ana kettadu in orissa.

(Translation: Nothing like that. We all are living in one nation. All networks cannot be good in all states. For example idea good in Kerala but bad in orissa. )

Aslam (Raj.)
December 28, 2016 11:14 pm 11:14 PM

Ya u right all network cannot be good in all states
like in Rajasthan Airtel Vodafone and BSNL Best network operator
And in Haryana Vodafone idea and Airtel

Anti paid agents
December 28, 2016 5:50 pm 5:50 PM

@Tamilselvsn : brother we all are Indian only. No south Indian and no north Indian. Dont seperate Indians.

tamilselvan,(South India)
December 28, 2016 8:08 pm 8:08 PM

Then why yours spread Hindi language in south India instead of Tamil language?

December 29, 2016 3:13 am 3:13 AM

I am waiting for Tamils to come to MP and CG and spread Tamil language education. Come. We all watch south movies. We love them but we have to watch with subtitles. I don’t want Tamils should stay only in TN. So you come here.

Vaango saar 🙂

tamilselvan,(South India)
December 29, 2016 6:55 am 6:55 AM

Super ji..

December 30, 2016 10:33 am 10:33 AM

I dont indent to divide but all of india is quite different from each other .. Which is due to culture and economic scenario.. So up bihar janta is more economic conscious and bsnl wud be ideal there .. Punjab delhi janta is more quality conscious and wont wont mind paying extra for same .. Airtel is ideal up here ..vodafone have been choice in mumbai … It dereive its legacy from hutch .. And not only in telecom its in all other product

Anti paid agents
December 28, 2016 10:39 pm 10:39 PM

Just one word for you: You are still leaving in 1800 bc mentally. No one is forcing any one to speak any language even you cant force any one to speak any language. It could be hindi/ tamil/ telugu/ malyalam/ punjabi/ bhojpuri/ kasmiri Gujrati odiya exeptra.

Aashu Malik
December 28, 2016 2:19 pm 2:19 PM

You stupid only here who think always North India South India blah blah