Airtel Ramps Up Odisha Network With 4400 More Sites

Continuing its effort to upgrade its telecom network across the country, Airtel today announced its expansion plans for Odisha. Under this plan, the company will add 4400 more sites to its Odisha network taht will help the operator offer better services and consumer friendly telecom experience.

As a part of its network expansion program – Project LEAP – a Rs 60,000 crore investment plan for network upgradation across the country,  Airtel said it will add 1500 Km of optic fiber besides the new telecom sites.

The expansion plan for FY 2018-19 follows a fruitful FY 2017-18 which saw 3660 new sites being deployed and more than 500 kms of optic fiber being rolled out in Odisha, extending its mobile broadband footprint to 53,500 towns and villages.

Siddharth Motiwale, Chief Operating Officer – Odisha, Bharti Airtel Ltd, adds, “We are committed to offer our customers in Odisha a seamless experience on the best smartphone network. We will continue to invest aggressively in the region and expand our network capabilities with over 15,600 sites by the end of this financial year. With our enhanced speeds, reach and coverage, we also aim to contribute towards the Government’s vision of Digital India.”

With this planned roll-out, number of Airtel’s mobile sites in Odisha would go up by 40% to 15,600, further enhancing the speeds and voice qualities. The addition of fresh optic fiber would extend its fiber backbone to 9,500 kms, supporting the growth of high speed data services in the region.

With VoLTE services launched in June 2018, Airtel is already witnessing a steady surge in its VoLTE traffic in Odisha on the back of the availability of a seamless 4G network with fallback capability. With the fast growing availability of more Airtel VoLTE compatible handsets, more customers will be able to enjoy HD voice quality, faster call set up with Airtel VOLTE.

Last week the company had announced a similar plan for West Bengal where it is planning to add 10,000 more sites in the state.

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