India’s top telecom operator Bharti Airtel is on a BIG network transformation process, named Project Leap. The Rs 60,000 Crore network transformation project that span over the next three years aim to drastically improve the network quality and eventually cutting down the call drop issue and to offer unmatched voice and data experience to its customers. To bring transparency in its work, the company has launched a special micro-website that shows the real-time progress of its network expansion along with the coverage of voice and high-speed broadband services.
We are happy that the project is making quick strides in enhancing our network quality and are focused on implementing a Project Leap strategy down to each and every location. Our new website is targeted at a first of its kind effort in sharing with total transparency the progress we are making in every street and locality in the country, commented Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO, Bharti Airtel (India and South Asia).
The Project Leap micro-website offers users a bird eye view of Airtel’s current network coverage, tower position, plan up-gradation, 2G network coverage and high-speed 4G/3G network coverage. One can also view locations where Airtel’s existing sites have been shut down by landlords or relevant authorities.
Under the Project Leap Airtel plans to deploy over 160,000 base stations and around 550,000 kilometers of domestic and international fiber network. The company expects to offer 50 Mbps broadband speeds, compared to 16 Mbps offered today.