Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecommunications service provider, today said that it has become the first mobile operator in Punjab to cross 10 million subscriber mark. With this, India’s fastest mobile network has further cemented its leadership position in the state; thanks to its sharp focus on innovative products and best-in-class services.
Underlining Airtel’s position as the most preferred network in Punjab, over 52% of all RCom customers and 42% of all TATA DoCoMo customers ported to the Airtel network recently.
To further consolidate its market leadership and continue delighting customers, Airtel is also undertaking a massive network augmentation drive in Punjab. The company aims to increase the number mobile sites across the state to over 24,500 by September 2018, taking its high speed data services deeper into rural areas and strengthening coverage in cities.
Airtel has already doubled its 4G network capacity in 1800 Mhz band and will also deploy 1000 Kms of additional optic fiber to serve the massive surge in high speed data consumption over smartphones. Airtel has been consistently rated as the fastest mobile network in India.
Manu Sood, Hub CEO –Upper North, Bharti Airtel said, “This is yet another major milestone for us at Airtel and we would like to thank all our 10 million plus customers in the State for giving us the opportunity to serve them. We remain committed to providing best-in-class services and lead the market with exciting innovation. As the market gets ready for the next wave of growth, we are expanding our telecom networks wider and deeper across the region and contribute to the Digital Punjab vision.”
Special focus on Punjab
• Airtel started its operations in Punjab in the year 2002
• Airtel was the first operator to launch 4G services in Punjab
• Airtel will soon roll-out its VoLTE services in the State. With close to 200 smartphone models now compatible with Airtel VoLTE, customers will soon be able to enjoy HD voice quality with faster call set up
• Over 5,800 sites rolled out and over 850 Kms Optical fiber deployed across Punjab in FY 17-18