Bharti Airtel to deploy 12,000 additional mobile sites in Tamil Nadu
The company plans to lay out 3,000 km of fresh optic fiber across the state.
Bharti Airtel, India's largest telecommunications service provider has announced to expand its mobile network in Tamil Nadu, up by 30 percent with the deployment of 12,000 new mobile sites in 2018-19. With his new rollout, the operator will have a total of 52,000 mobile sites across Tamil Nadu.
The project is part of the company's ongoing national network transformation initiative Project Leap. "Project Leap" is a strategic company initiative aimed at perceptibly improving its network quality and delivering the best customer experience.
"As part of Project Leap, our network transformation initiative, we will continue to channel investments towards building a world-class future-ready network that touches every citizen of the state," Manoj Murali, CEO, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, said.
The company plans to lay out 3,000 km of fresh optic fiber across the state to take its fiber footprint to 17,000 km to support the growth of high-speed data services in the state.
Under the Project Leap, Airtel plans to deploy over160,000 base stations and around 550,000 kilometers of the domestic and international fiber network.
Additionally, Airtel will swap its legacy networks and base stations over a three year period and replace them with smaller, more compact and efficient technologies that will significantly improve customer experience. All these modern base stations will use a single radio access network to manage multiple spectrum bands.