To support the ever-increasing data growth in the country, India’s largest telecom operator Airtel has doubled its mobile network in the last two years. That’s over 180,000 new future ready mobile sites deployed by the operator. Interestingly its the same as the total sites deployed by Airtel in the first 20 years of operations.
The mobile network deployment is part of Project Leap which started back in November 2015. It’s a Rs 60,000 Crore network transformation project that aims to drastically improve the network quality. It also aims to offer unmatched voice and data experience to its customers.
With one the largest mobile network rollouts globally, Airtel has doubled its overall transmission capacity and increased the mobile backhaul capacity by eight times. This allows the operator to provide a high-speed broadband network with 4G and 3G coverage in all 22 telecom circles. The operator has laid over 14,500 KM of fibre to Airtel’s national fibre backbone along with 3666 new fibre POP nodes to further support the deployment.
Airtel’s Future Ready Network
- 180,000 mobile sites deployment in the last two years under Project Leap.
- Widest network with 4G and 3G coverage in all 22 circles.
- 4,500+ KM of fibre to Airtel’s national fibre backbone along with 3666 new fibre POP nodes.
“This deployment will leverage our spectrum capacity and is yet another benchmark by Airtel in execution excellence,” said Abhay Savargaonkar, Director- Networks, Bharti Airtel. “We are now in a position to ramp up future capacity on this network very quickly, giving us unmatched reach and agility. I want to thank our network partners for their support in this deployment”.