Airtel announces massive network roll out plans

ST Correspondent
Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Pune: Bharti Airtel announced its massive network rollout plans for financial year 2018-19 to further expand its high speed mobile data footprint in Maharashtra and Goa.

Pune: Bharti Airtel announced its massive network rollout plans for financial year 2018-19 to further expand its high speed mobile data footprint in Maharashtra and Goa.

Rohit Marwha, CEO of Maharashtra & Goa, Airtel, in a media briefing on Tuesday, said, “We are committed to offer our customers 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 aim to contribute towards the government’s vision of Digital India.”

As a part of its network expansion programme Project LEAP, Airtel announced its plans to add more than 8,000 new sites in FY2018-19, along with an addition of more than 4200 km of optic fiber in Maharashtra and Goa. While stepping up the data capacities and taking services deeper into rural and unconnected areas, the massive roll-out would mean addition of 1 new site per hour to Airtel’s future-ready network in Maharashtra & Goa (excl Mumbai). 

The expansion plan for FY2018-19 follows a fruitful FY2017-18, which saw more than 7,000 new sites being deployed and more than 2,600 km of optic fiber being rolled out in Maharashtra & Goa, extending its mobile broadband footprint to 27,000 towns and villages.

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