Bharti Airtel Plans to Roll Out 8000 New Sites in Maharashtra & Goa this Year

Bharti Airtel today announced its massive network expansion plans for FY 2018-19 in Maharashtra & Goa circle. Airtel is amongst the leading telecom operators in the circle and is now looking to further expand its high-speed mobile data footprint. As a part of its network expansion program, Project Leap, Airtel today revealed that it’s going to add more than 8000 new mobile sites in the fiscal year, along with an addition of more than 4200 kms of optic fibre in Maharashtra & Goa. The massive rollout would mean the addition of one new site per hour to Airtel’s future-ready network.


In the FY 2017-18, Airtel added more than 7000 new sites and rolled out more than 2600 kms of optic fibre in the circle, taking the overall broadband footprint to 27000 towns and villages.

With this planned rollout, the number of Airtel’s mobile sites in Maharashtra & Goa would go up by 25% to 38,000, further enhancing the speeds and voice qualities. The addition of fresh optic fibre would extend its fibre backbone to 21,600 kms, supporting the growth of high-speed data services in the region.

Rohit Marwha, Chief Executive Officer – Maharashtra & Goa, Bharti Airtel, adds, “We are committed to offer our customers in Maharashtra & Goa a seamless experience on the best smartphone network. We will continue to invest aggressively in the region and expand our network capabilities with over 38,000 sites by the end of this financial year. With our enhanced speeds, reach and coverage, we also aim to contribute towards the Government’s vision of Digital India.”

To give a brief idea about Bharti Airtel in Maharashtra & Goa, the telco launched 4G services on 2300 MHz in April 2012, which was later on followed by 4G services on 1800 MHz in February last year. Maharashtra & Goa was amongst the first circles to receive Airtel VoLTE services. Currently, Airtel has 31,000 sites, 17,400 kms fibre backbone and covering 40,000 towns & villages.

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Deep Sarkar
May 9, 2018 8:20 pm 8:20 PM

Kolkata Circle

1.)Jio-pathetic speed + coverage
2.)airtel-pathetic 4g coverage
3.)Idea-NO 4G IN Kolkata,NO 4G SPECTRUM ..2g and 3g is mediocre…Works okay..Coverage is normal
4.)Vodafone-pathetic 4G coverage
5.)BSNL-Hahahahahhahaahha i bet you have understood

Kaushik IMA
May 10, 2018 11:30 am 11:30 AM

Idea will start 4G shortly in Kolkata brother. Use Idea and be happy. 🙂

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
May 9, 2018 11:07 pm 11:07 PM

Which phone you have?

Proxima Midnight
May 9, 2018 10:32 am 10:32 AM

Wohooo! This is airtel at my place, Fake Jio4G was like 20th of this.
Beside How come this possible on 5Mhz B3? I had used Jio in April 2016 when very few people were using it but still their speed on B3 or B5 won’t go beyond 6-7 Mbps.

Girish Gowda | BengaLuru
May 9, 2018 12:41 pm 12:41 PM

It confounds me as to why you stayed with Jio for over 2 years when its services were not good for you. Should have chosen Airtel 2 years back if it was good no matter the cost.

Proxima Midnight
May 9, 2018 2:02 pm 2:02 PM

*situation became worse and only worse for Jio in Delhi. Now it came to a point where their services aren’t usable.

Proxima Midnight
May 9, 2018 2:01 pm 2:01 PM

5-6 mbps speed is enough to browse web or videos but Jio is below 0.50 Mbps during day in Delhi at 95% of the places I’ve been to.

Girish Gowda | BengaLuru
May 9, 2018 11:01 pm 11:01 PM

So you’ve been staying with Jio only because it was cheap compared to the AVOID cartel. Gotcha. I always encourage everyone to leave their current networks if it isn’t any good.

Sunny | Lucknow
May 9, 2018 2:45 pm 2:45 PM

You’ve been saying the same thing for ages now. Clearly you have an agenda. Should have ported out of Jio long time back.

May 9, 2018 8:12 pm 8:12 PM

That’s the main issue. Genuine complaints are acceptable to all, But propaganda, no no.
It applies to all operators not only JIO.
So kirti, don’t Jump the guns and term everyone a bhakt.


Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
May 9, 2018 12:35 pm 12:35 PM

Hardly anyone using Airtel!!!!! That’s why they are not gaining any revenue!!!!!

Proxima Midnight
May 9, 2018 2:05 pm 2:05 PM

Nikhil you use Idea or Jio in Maharashtra doesn’t means no one uses Airtel.
My whole family & friends uses Airtel. Airtel has 50% market share & has 14500+ 3G/4G towers in all over Delhi. 250+ alone in my area 110058,
So keep don’t pretend to be genius in every moment.

Kirti Khurana
May 10, 2018 12:29 am 12:29 AM

Nikhil now You do sound very similar to AU guy, infact i find him tolerable over you.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
May 10, 2018 12:02 pm 12:02 PM

I just wanted to say use what is best for you!!!!!! Don’t complain!!!!!

May 10, 2018 12:33 pm 12:33 PM


Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
May 9, 2018 3:17 pm 3:17 PM

Stay with Airtel forever then!!!!!Don’t ever complain about other operators and speeds again!!!!!Use whatever suits you!!!!

May 9, 2018 8:13 pm 8:13 PM

But what if someone has sinister agenda??
They keep ranting, let them.

May 9, 2018 8:58 am 8:58 AM

No issue with Airtel 2g in Maharashtra .for voice it is good ..but their 3g and 4g is really disgusting..they should focus on that