Bharti Airtel has Deployed 1,80,000 Future-Ready Mobile Sites in Last Two Years Under ‘Project Leap’

Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecom network today said that the company has doubled its mobile network deployment over the past two years. Airtel, two years ago have kept an objective of building a future-ready network to lead India’s data growth story, and the company has succeeded in achieving that.


A total of 180,000 mobile sites are deployed by Airtel over the last two years (FY 16 and FY 17). Interestingly, this is the same number of mobile sites deployed by Airtel in the first 20 years of its operations. Airtel is currently one of the leading network operators across the globe.

Back in November 2015, Airtel announced the ‘Project Leap,‘ which is the company’s nationwide network transformation program to build a future-ready network. Airtel claims that they have invested Rs. 60,000 crores in the program in the last three years.

Airtel has also doubled its overall transmission capacity and increased the mobile backhaul capacity by almost eight times to roll out the high-speed broadband network with 4G and 3G coverage in all the 22 telecom circles of India. This deployment has been supported by the addition of 14,500+ km of fiber to Airtel’s fiber backbone along with 3666 new fiber POP nodes.

Abhay Savargaonkar, Director- Networks, Bharti Airtel said, “Airtel has been at the forefront of India’s telecom growth story, and this record deployment underlines our commitment to building a world-class network of the future that will serve a digital India. This deployment will leverage our spectrum capacity and is yet another benchmark by Airtel in execution excellence. We are now in a position to ramp up future capacity on this network very quickly, giving us unmatched reach and agility. I want to thank our network partners for their support in this deployment.”

Besides this, Airtel has been titled as the India’s fastest mobile network by Ookla, the credible speed test service. In addition, RailYatri recently revealed that Airtel has the widest mobile network coverage in most of the train routes.

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April 7, 2017 9:11 am 9:11 AM

Airtel vs Vodafone in Mumbai/Maharashtra/Goa.. Which is best? Network wise. Calling rates are quite similar. International roaming offers of Airtel is slightly better. I am not interested in Jio.

Tenji John
April 7, 2017 10:12 am 10:12 AM

Vodafone is really good in Mumbai and Maharashtra Goa. International Roaming on Vodafone also is at par. They too have rate cutters on International Roaming

April 8, 2017 9:06 am 9:06 AM

Thanks Tenji. Agree with you about Vodafone being really good in these circles. Had sent and email to both operators too regarding a certain query. Vodafone reverted back the very next day. It’s been over 3 days and Airtel has still not gotten back to me. This shows customer service of Vodafone is also impressive.
Airtel still has better international roaming plans but then again, with wifi and whatsapp calling, this isn’t a deal breaker.

Sanjit Roy, Thakurnagar, wb
April 9, 2017 11:24 pm 11:24 PM

Fotget airtel they dont reverts to queries they only cares for revenues.

Ajeet dhakar
April 6, 2017 8:23 pm 8:23 PM

Now voice quality worst on 4G and 3G mode of mobile . For talking purpose set the mobile on 2G, for net again set 4G