Bharti Airtel Plans to Add 5000 New Mobile Sites in Kerala This Year

Bharti Airtel today announced that it would continue to make significant investments to expand its operations and network footprint across Kerala. As part of its company’s ongoing network transformation program, Project Leap, Airtel plans to roll out 5,000 new mobile sites across Kerala in FY 2018-19 to add large network capacity and take high-speed data services deeper into rural areas. This effectively translates to one new Airtel mobile site going LIVE every two hours across the state. With this planned rollout, the number of Airtel’s mobile sites across Kerala will go up by 30% to 22,000 and add to the network experience for customers.


Airtel also plans to roll out 500 kms of fresh optic fibre across the state to take its fibre footprint to 6,000 kms. The addition of fresh fibre capacity will support the growth of high-speed data services in the state.

Manoj Murali, CEO – Tamil Nadu & Kerala said, “Kerala is an important market for us, and we are committed to expanding our high-speed data networks to every corner of the state. As part of Project Leap, we will continue to aggressively invest in building a world-class future-ready network in Kerala.”

To recall, Airtel was the first operator to launch 4G services in Kerala circle. Airtel also launched India’s first 4G advanced in Kochi combining capacities of TD LTE (2300 MHz spectrum band) and FD LTE (1800 MHz spectrum band). Airtel’s high-speed mobile broadband network umbrella in the region covers all key urban, semi-urban and rural areas including highways, tourist destinations and trade centres.

Airtel is also offering the best-in-class tariff plans in Kerala circle. The leading telecom operator with over 300 million subscribers is offering 1.4GB daily data plans starting at Rs 199 and going all the way up to Rs 509. Furthermore, Airtel’s myPlan Infinity postpaid plans are also live in Kerala circle and they start at Rs 399, going up to Rs 2,999.

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June 7, 2018 11:55 am 11:55 AM

Coverage wise Airtel is not much good as idea and bsnl. But 4G speed is awesome in Kerala. I tried in many places used to get an avg speed of 25 Mbps mostly. In Trivandrum got speed upto 95Mbps and in Kochi in my home indoor i’m getting 30 Mbps. But in congested areas Idea cellular speed is below 1Mbps., but idea and bsnl have unmatched coverage in Kerala. airtel is slowly expanding.

June 7, 2018 12:44 pm 12:44 PM


Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
June 7, 2018 12:27 am 12:27 AM

Even if you put 500000 new mobile sites,you won’t match Idea/Vodafone/BSNL coverage!!!!!

kirti khurana
June 7, 2018 5:14 pm 5:14 PM

okay!!!!!! put your brain up from hibernate mode first!!!!!

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
June 7, 2018 9:25 pm 9:25 PM

You first recharge your Jio number first!!!!!

June 7, 2018 9:49 am 9:49 AM

What you say doesn’t sound logical. And you live in Pune. How do you know about AirTel’s coverage in Kerala. Don’t just troll.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
June 7, 2018 2:20 pm 2:20 PM

After 5Mhz from MTS in band 5,Jio coverage will improve in Kerala too!!!!!

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
June 7, 2018 2:19 pm 2:19 PM

Just because I stay in Pune doesn’t mean I cannot go to other parts of country!!!!!

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
June 7, 2018 2:19 pm 2:19 PM

Vodea hasn’t deployed band 41 at most of the places!!!!!Once they deploy Airtel will be in back seat!!!!!!

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
June 7, 2018 2:18 pm 2:18 PM

I have went to Kerala this year in January February!!!!! I see blank spots for Airtel on many locations!!!!!Idea and Vodafone have covered almost very spot!!!!!BSNL is unmatchable!!!!!I had Redmi Note 4 and One Plus 5T !!!!! So I can say that band 41 was not deployed by Idea/Vodafon,Airtel cannot beat Idea/Vodafone!!!!!Frankly speaking Cartel policy has changed the game in favour of Vodea!!!!!I hope Vodea buys out band 41 in TamilNadu and Karnataka as early as possible!!!!!I hope they get 30 Mhz there!!!!!

Maratha | Pune
June 7, 2018 3:18 pm 3:18 PM

Go easy on the exclamation marks!

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
June 7, 2018 5:24 pm 5:24 PM

Sure brother!!!!!

Girish Gowda | BengaLuru
June 7, 2018 12:00 pm 12:00 PM

It sounds more logical than you commenting about India coming from China, China-monk.

June 7, 2018 9:38 pm 9:38 PM

@GG You are high on something I guess?!

Girish Gowda | BengaLuru
June 7, 2018 10:20 pm 10:20 PM

@Chinamonk: That’s it? That was pathetic. You should learn to defend your China better.

Shivam, Delhi
June 6, 2018 11:57 pm 11:57 PM

Airtel is weakest in UP West just outside Delhi NCR. Even a child can see the difference of voice clarity, call drop and slow speed.