Hyderabad: Bharti Airtel on Wednesday said that it would add 15,000 new sites to its network and add more than 3,000 km optic fibre in the current financial year in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to further expand its high speed mobile data footprint.
The network expansion is expected to address the issue of call drops across the telecom industry.
According to Avneet Singh Puri, CEO, AP and Telangana, Bharti Airtel Ltd, “The massive roll-out would mean addition of one new site per hour to Airtel’s future-ready network in the two Telugu states.”
The company’s connection and 4G data speed are expected to improve further after it takes over Telnor’s spectrum within next 60 days.
Though Bharti Airtel holds the largest spectrum in AP and TS, the acquisition of 6.4 mHz spectrum that previously held by Telnor would further increase Airtel’s data speed.
The telecom major is also planning to deploy pre-5G Massive MIMO technology across major business and residential hubs in the two states to step up high speed data experience for customers. Massive MIMO expands network capacities by 5-7 times on the same spectrum and delivers superfast data speeds despite large number of concurrent users at the same location. Airtel had recently deployed the solution at Uppal cricket stadium in Hyderabad during the IPL 2018 matches....