Chennai, October 2021: Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”) has further upgraded its high speed data network in Tamil Nadu to boost indoor coverage. The company has deployed an additional 5 MHz spectrum in the superior 900 MHz band to further improve data network availability inside homes and commercial buildings.
Following the pandemic, the adoption of the work from home, online classes, video streaming has led to massive dependence on high speed data services. The deployment of advanced LTE 900 technology is part of Airtel’s efforts to enhance network experience for customers. The 900 MHz spectrum has higher signal propagation and along with better indoor coverage in urban areas it will add to network availability in rural areas.
Airtel had acquired 20 MHz additional spectrum in the 900 and 1800 bands for Tamil Nadu in the recent auctions conducted by the Government of India. With this, Airtel has a robust spectrum bank of 65 MHz in Tamil Nadu to serve the growing demand for data services. Airtel’s network is ready for 5G and the company has already demonstrated India’s first 5G experience over a 4G network.
Amit Tripathi, CEO – Tamil Nadu & Kerala, Bharti Airtel said, “The remarkable growth of Airtel’s technology and innovation has demonstrated our determination to become a leader in the digital space to offer world-class experience to our customers. The deployment of LTE 900 will further boost Airtel 4G coverage, particularly inside homes and buildings. Our customers across the state of Tamil Nadu will enjoy seamless high speed data and HD quality calling experience on our upgraded network.
Airtel’s network covers 97% of population of the state of Tamil Nadu covering 1103 towns and 44052 villages.