Embarking the latest achievement, Airtel claims that it has now 180,000 mobile sites doubling up the mobile network deployment when compared to 2015. The telecom operator started its Project Leap in November 2015 where it claimed to push its network to places where it was most difficult for network providers. Further, the figure which Airtel reached in 2 years is actually the same which the telecom operator took about 20 years previously.
Back in 2015, Airtel claimed that it has invested Rs 60,000 crores over and above already invested Rs 1,60,000 crores which it had invested for its various services such as active and passive network, spectrum, fibre, submarine cables and other projects deployed till date.
Apart from doubling up mobile sites, the telecom giant has also doubled its overall transmission capacity coupled with increased mobile backhaul capacity with the main objective of bumping up its broadband, 4G and 3G speeds in its 22 telecom circles. Not only this, Airtel also claims that it pushed out about over 14500 km f fibre and 3666 new fibre POP nodes into the system.
“Airtel has been at the forefront of India’s telecom growth story and this record deployment underlines our commitment to building a world-class network of the future that will serve a digital India. This deployment will leverage our spectrum capacity and is yet another benchmark by Airtel in execution excellence. We are now in a position to ramp up future capacity on this network very quickly, giving us unmatched reach and agility. I want to thank our network partners for their support in this deployment.” – said Abhay Savargaonkar, Director, Bharti Airtel.