Airtel will rollout 15,000 new mobile sites including large scale deployment of pre-5G Massive MIMO technology during FY2018-19 in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Airtel also plans to deploy pre-5G Massive MIMO technology across major business and residential hubs in the two states to step up high speed data experience for customers. Massive MIMO expands network capacities by 5-7 times on the same spectrum and delivers superfast data speeds despite large number of concurrent users at the same location.
Airtel had recently deployed the solution at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad during the IPL 2018 matches and received very good feedback from customers.
Airtel will also add 3,000 KM of fresh optic fiber to further expand its fiber footprint for high speed mobile data footprint.
Avneet Singh Puri, Chief Executive Officer – Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Bharti Airtel said, “As India’s leading mobile network, we are committed to providing a world-class experience to our customers and are committed significant investments this year to expand our high speed data footprint across the two geographies. This will further boost the coverage and data speeds and deliver a superior user experience. Leveraging the latest capabilities of our spectrum portfolio, Airtel will benefit from an end-to-end solution that can deliver a truly on-demand experience for its customers.”