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Airtel 4G network covers 21588 towns & villages in NE

Dimapur, Oct 10 (NPN) | Publish Date: 10/10/2018 12:25:23 PM IST

Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s leading telecommunications services provider, Wednesday said that its 4G network now covers over 21588 towns and villages in Assam and North East(NE), empowering customers with best-in-class high speed mobile broadband services. Airtel, which is the #1 operator in Assam and NE with over 13.8 million customers, recently announced a massive network expansion drive to further scale up its high speed data services in the region.

In addition, as part of its acquisition of Telenor’s India operations, Airtel has added 6 MHz ofspectrum in 1800 MHz band to its portfolio in Assam. This will further boost 4G network capacity in the state, complement the rollout of new sites and fiber and enhance customer experience in the form of even better indoor and outdoor coverage.
Raveendra Desai, CEO, Assam and North East, Bharti Airtel said, “To bring more and more customers onto the digital highway, we are committed to further expanding our 4G services across Assama nd NE. The availability of budget friendly smartphones is driving a massive uptake of 4G data and Airtel aims to be the 4G network of choice of customers in North East with its superior data experience. Airtel’s affordable plans and packs offer access to exciting digital services like music, movies, LIVE TV on mobile and we invite customers to experience our 4G network.”  Airtel also offers the widest bouquet of mobile services (4G/3G/2G) in Assam and NE backed by a wide distribution channel over 64 thousand retail outlets that serves customers even in deep rural pockets. 
It has also the widest network footprint with network coverage even in remote locations like Lumla (Arunachal Pradesh), Tuipang (Mizoram), Dawki (Meghalaya) and Longwa (Nagaland).
In December 2017, Airtel had signed an agreement with the Department of Telecom (Govt. of India) and Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) for provision of mobile services in identified uncovered villages and national highways in the North Eastern States of Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh. Under the agreement, Airtel will set up over 2000 mobile towers/sites in unconnected pockets of the region and deliver telecom connectivity to citizens in over 2100 villages over 18 months.
 

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