Airtel Upgrades Mobile Network in Bihar & Jharkhand

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As part of its ongoing network nationwide transformation initiative – Project Leap, Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), has rolled an upgraded mobile network in Bihar & Jharkhand.

As part of the network upgrade, Airtel has deployed state of the art ‘Dual Carrier’ technology to combine the spectrum capacities of two 5MHz carriers in the 2100 MHz band. Airtel is the first mobile operator to deploy ‘Dual Carrier’ technology in Bihar & Jharkhand.

‘Dual Carrier’ technology significantly boosts network capacity through highly efficient usage, and delivers a superior mobile experience in the form of faster data speeds, better voice quality, and improved network coverage – indoors and outdoors.

The highlight of ‘Dual Carrier’ technology deployment is that customers will be able to enjoy 4G like data speeds even when they are on the 3G. The technology will also help in optimising the backend engagement between the network and mobile devices, enabling customers to enjoy extended battery life on their mobile devices. With this deployment, Airtel will now offer the widest 4G experience across Bihar & Jharkhand.

Ritesh Singh, CEO – Bihar and Jharkhand, Bharti Airtel said, “It is our endeavor to constantly innovate and introduce cutting edge technologies that help to deliver a seamless network experience to our customers. The deployment of ‘Dual Carrier’ technology is in line with our focus to deliver a superior network experience to our customers, who can now enjoy a seamless 4G experience. We would like to thank our customers for their cooperation during the network upgrade and invite them to experience our network.”

As part of Project Leap, Airtel has been deploying state-of-the-art technology solutions for better indoor coverage and network optimization; overhauling legacy networks with new equipment and making investments in additional spectrum and fiber to significantly improving its network capabilities across the country since last year. Airtel was also the first operator in the country to deploy ‘Carrier Aggregation’ technology that combines capacities of spectrum in 2300 MHz (TD-LTE) and 1800 MHz (FD-LTE) and delivers data speeds on up to 135 Mbps with compatible handsets.


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