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Airtel boosts indoor coverage of high speed data services in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh with superior 900 MHz deployment

 This will significantly enhance network availability within homes & buildings

 Jammu/Srinagar, 5 July, 2021:  Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s premier communications solutions provider, today said that it has augmented its mobile network in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh to deliver the best indoor network experience for its customers by deploying 5 MHz in 900 MHz spectrum band for high speed data services.

The high propagation and reach of 900 MHz spectrum enables wider network availability and improved data speeds along with better coverage inside homes and buildings in urban and rural areas.

This augmentation complements recently deployed 30 MHz additional spectrum across Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, and will further strengthen the network capabilities benefitting the access of high speed data services to customers.

 Manu Sood, Hub CEO – Upper North, Bharti Airtel, said, “The deployment of 5 MHz in 900 MHz spectrum band for high speed data services is in line with our endeavour to deliver deep indoor & wider reach to our customers across Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. We continue to invest aggressively on network upgrades and new spectrum to deliver world class service experience at a time when our customers need it the most.”

Airtel has the largest spectrum bank at 71.2 MHz in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh with 40 MHz in 2300 MHz band, 25 MHz in 1800 MHz + 2100 MHz bands, and 6.2 MHz in 900 MHz band.

Following the pandemic, the adoption of the work from home, online classes, video streaming has witnessed a massive surge. Airtel’s intervention to build additional capacities will go a long way in helping customers stay connected.

Airtel has also 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.      

About Bharti Airtel

Headquartered in India, Airtel is a global communications solutions provider with over 471 mn customers in 18 countries across South Asia and Africa. The company ranks amongst the top three mobile operators globally and its networks cover over two billion people. Airtel is India’s largest integrated communications solutions provider and the second largest mobile operator in Africa. Airtel’s retail portfolio includes high speed 4G/4.5G mobile broadband, Airtel Xstream Fiber that promises speeds up to 1 Gbps with convergence across linear and on-demand entertainment, streaming services spanning music and video, digital payments and financial services. For enterprise customers, Airtel offers a gamut of solutions that includes secure connectivity, cloud and data centre services, cyber security, IoT, Ad Tech and cloud based communication. For more details visit www.airtel.com

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