Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s leading telecommunications services provider, today said that its 4G network now covers 297 towns and 35,674 villages across Rajasthan, empowering customers with best-in-class high speed mobile broadband services.
Airtel, which is the #1 operator in Rajasthan with over 20million customers, recently announced a massive network expansion drive to further scale up its high speed data services across the region. Airtel has been rated as fastest* mobile network in 27 states across India
Nidhi Lauria, CEO – Rajasthan, Bharti Airtel said, “To bring more and more customers onto the digital highway, we are committed to further expanding our 4G services across Rajasthan. The availability of budget friendly smartphones is driving a massive uptake of 4G data and Airtel aims to be the 4G network of choice of customers in Rajasthan with its superior data experience. Airtel’s affordable plans and packs offer access to exciting digital services like music, movies, LIVE TV on mobile and we invite customers to experience our 4G network.”
Airtel offers the widest bouquet of mobile services in Rajasthan backed by a wide distribution channel over 70,000 retail outlets that serves customers even in deep rural pockets. Airtel’s network now covers approximately 96% of the population in the geography.
Special focus on Rajasthan
Airtel was the first operator to launch 4G/3G services in the region. Airtel’s network umbrella in the region covers all key urban, semi urban and rural areas including highways, tourist destinations and trade centres. It has the widest network footprint with network coverage even in remote locations like Myajlar-Jaisalmer, Jaisindhar Station-Barmer, Lagtala–Jaisalmer, 20BD-Bikaner.
As part of its network transformation program – Project Leap, Airtel plans to roll out more that 5,000 new mobile sites across the region in FY 2019-20 with the aim of stepping up network capacity and taking services deeper into rural and unconnected areas. This rollout will effectively translate to deployment of five new Airtel mobile sites per day across the region.
With this planned rollout, the number of Airtel’s mobile sites across Rajasthan will go up by 20% and considerably enhance the network experience for customers. Airtel also plans to deploy 600 km of fresh optic fiber in the region to take its fiber footprint to 21,200 km. The addition of fresh fiber capacity will support the growth of high speed data services in the region.