Airtel Upgrades 4G Network In Karnataka, Deploys LTE 900

Airtel Tuesday said it has deployed LTE 900 technology to upgrade its 4G network in the state of Karnataka. Doing so, the operator hopes to significantly enhance the network experience for its smartphone customers.

With the rollout of 4G in the superior 900 Mhz spectrum band, Karnataka’s mobile network will get additional high speed data capacity to serve its customers. Also, the introduction of 4G on the superior 900 Mhz band will significantly enhance indoor network coverage and add to the experience of smartphone customers, it said.

The company says, given the high propagation and reach of the 900 Mhz spectrum, Airtel smartphone customers will enjoy improved 4G availability inside buildings – homes, offices and malls. It will also result in wider availability of Airtel 4G across Karnataka.

“Our endeavor is to deliver best-in-class network experience to our customers. The deployment of LTE 900 will further boost Airtel 4G coverage, particularly inside homes and buildings. Airtel smartphone customers will enjoy a seamless high speed data and HD quality calling experience on our upgraded network.  We will continue to invest aggressively in deployment of latest network technologies to delight our customers,” said C. Surendran, CEO – Karnataka, Bharti Airtel.

In Karnataka circle, Airtel possesses a solid spectrum bank – 2300 Mhz (TD LTE), 1800 Mhz (FD LTE), and 900 Mhz (LTE 900). In addition, Airtel has deployed advanced network technologies and tools such as pre-5G Massive MIMO, 4G Advanced and Carrier Aggregation to step up high speed network capacity and coverage.

Off late Airtel has been aggressively upgrading its 4G network across the country to offer high-speed data connectivity to its customers. Multiple studies including Ookla and OpenSignal report that the Sunil Mittal-led telecom operator is still offering the fastest data speed across the country despite tough fights from rival Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea.

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