Airtel gears up for massive expansion in CG

Plans to roll-out 2500 new sites and 1000 KMs of optic fiber in FY 18-19

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Raipur, May 01: Bharti Airtel on Tuesday announced it massive network roll-out plans for FY 2018-19 to further expand its data capabilities and enhance its footprint across Chhattisgarh.
As a part of its network expansion program – Project LEAP, Airtel announced its plans to add more than 2500 new mobile broadband sites in FY 2018-19, along with an addition of 1000KMs of optic fiber, in Chhattisgarh. While stepping up the data capacities and taking services deeper into rural and unconnected areas, the massive roll-out would mean addition of one new site every 4 hours to Airtel’s future-ready network in Chhattisgarh.
With this planned roll-out, number of Airtel’s mobile sites in Chhattisgarh would go up by 40% to 8500, further enhancing the speeds and voice qualities. The addition of fresh optic fiber would extend its fiber backbone to 5000 KMs, supporting the growth of high speed data services in the region. For the superfast data-enthusiast home broadband users, Airtel has introduced the all new superfast Home broadband plan with speeds of up to 300 Mbps over Wi-Fi. The FTTH (Fiber-To-the-Home) based plan comes at a monthly rental of Rs. 2199 and offers 1200GB of ultra-high speed data along with unlimited STD/Local calling benefits. Addressing the scribes here Dharmender Khajuria, Chief Executive Officer – Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh, Bharti Airtel Ltd, said that keeping in mind the fast evolving usage habits of the new-age mobile internet user and the ever increasing smartphone penetration, we have committed ourselves towards the availability of best-in-class mobile broadband experience to our users in the progressive states of Chhattisgarh.

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