Airtel to deploy 9,500 sites, 4000 km of optic fiber in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh

Tuesday 17 April 2018 | 13:44 CET | News
Indian operator Bharti Airtel has announced its network rollout plans for FY 2018/19 to further expand its data capabilities and enhance its footprint across the states of Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh. As a part of its network expansion program dubbed ‘Project Leap’, Airtel plans to deploy more than 9,500 new mobile broadband sites in 2018/19, as well as add 4000 km of fiber optic cable in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh Circle. According to Airtel, this rollout would mean the addition of one new site every hour to the operator’s network in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

With this planned roll-out, the number of Airtel’s mobile sites in Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh would increase by 30 percent to 26,000. The addition of fresh optic fiber would extend its fiber backbone to 22,000 km in the region.

In FY 2017/18, the operator reports it deployed more than 5200 new sites in the Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh, extending its mobile broadband footprint to 34,000 towns and villages across the region.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Bharti Airtel
Countries: India
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