Bharti Airtel deploys an additional 16.2 MHz spectrum to boost network capacity for high-speed data services. At 79.2 MHz, Airtel has the largest spectrum bank in Bihar and Jharkhand and is well-positioned to serve the booming demand for data services.
Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s premier communications solutions provider, today said that it has upgraded its mobile network in Bihar and Jharkhand to deliver the best network experience for its customers.
Airtel has deployed an additional 3.4 MHz spectrum in the 900 MHz band, 2.8 MHz in the 1800 MHz band and 10 MHz in the 2300 MHz band, along with advanced network software tools across its network in the state to significantly bolster high-speed data capacity. The deployment will strengthen an already superior network for Airtel customers across the state. It will enable improved network availability and data speeds along with better coverage inside homes and buildings in cities and urban areas. The deployment also allows Airtel to offer wider coverage along highways and rail routes as well as increase footprint in villages as more people access high-speed data services.
Airtel had acquired the 16.2 MHz spectrum for Bihar and Jharkhand during the recent auctions conducted by the Government of India. With this fresh spectrum, Airtel has the largest spectrum bank of 79.2 MHz in Bihar and Jharkhand. With its diverse spectrum holdings across 2300/2100/1800/900 bands, the company is well-positioned to serve the growing demand for high-speed data services and its network is fully ready for 5G.
We are aggressively expanding our network in Bihar and Jharkhand by investing in the new spectrum and network upgrades to provide a world-class service experience to our customers. We are driven by the vision to provide ubiquitous connectivity to our rural and urban customers alike. Airtel now has the largest spectrum bank in Bihar and Jharkhand and our future-ready network is well-positioned to meet the surging demand for high-speed data.Anupam Arora, CEO, Bihar, and Jharkhand, Bharti Airtel
Following the pandemic, the adoption of work from home, online classes, video streaming has witnessed a massive surge. Airtel’s intervention to build additional capacities will go a long way in helping customers stay connected.
Recently Airtel successfully demonstrated India’s first cloud gaming on the 5G network in Manesar (Gurgaon). Airtel has also deployed advanced network technologies and tools such as pre-5G Massive MIMO, 4G Advanced, and Carrier Aggregation to step up high-speed network capacity and coverage.
Airtel Bihar and Jharkhand network cover 97.89 percent of populations, covering 425 towns and 93,109 villages.