Airtel deploys additional 17.4 MHz spectrum in Himachal Pradesh

Bharti Airtel

Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s premier communications solutions provider, has upgraded its mobile network in Himachal Pradesh to deliver the best network experience for its customers.

Airtel has deployed additional 17.4 MHz spectrum across 900/1800/2300 MHz bands along with advanced network software tools to bolster high speed data capacity in its network. Of this, 2.6 MHz has been added in 900 MHz band, 4.8 MHz in 1800 MHz band and 10 MHz in 2300 MHz band, giving Airtel industry leading holdings across all bands.


The deployment of additional spectrum will enable improved network availability and data speeds along with better coverage inside homes and buildings in urban and rural areas.

With the addition of this spectrum, which was acquired during the latest spectrum auctions, Airtel has the largest spectrum bank of 70 MHz in Himachal Pradesh.

Airtel’s spectrum holdings in Himachal Pradesh 

Band (MHz) Total Spectrum
2300 40 MHz
1800 +2100 20 MHZ
900 10 MHz


Manu Sood, Hub CEO – Upper North, Bharti Airtel said, “With the addition of 17.4 MHz spectrum across bands, Airtel now has the largest spectrum bank of 70 MHz in Himachal Pradesh. This uniquely positions Airtel to deliver an exceptional indoor and outdoor experience to customers in the state. We continue to invest aggressively in new spectrum and network upgrades at a time when our customers need it the most.”

Following the pandemic, the adoption of the 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.

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 has over 2.98 Mn customers in Himachal Pradesh and its network covers 95.02% population of the state.

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