Airtel to Roll Out 9500 New Sites, 4000 km of Optic Fiber in MP, Chattisgarh

Airtel to Roll Out 9500 New Sites, 4000 km of Optic Fiber in MP, Chattisgarh Image Credit: Airtel

Bharti Airtel this week announced it massive network roll-out 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 – Project LEAP, Airtel announced its plans to add more than 9500 new mobile broadband sites in FY 2018-19, along with an addition of 4000 KMs of optic fiber, in Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh Circle.

While stepping up the data capacities and taking services deeper into rural and unconnected areas, the massive roll-out would mean addition of one new site every hour to Airtel’s future-ready network in Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh.

With this planned roll-out, number of Airtel’s mobile sites in Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh would go up by 30% to 26,000, further enhancing the speeds and voice qualities, said the Operator. The addition of fresh optic fiber would extend its fiber backbone to 22,000 KMs in the region, supporting the growth of high speed data services in the region.

The expansion plan for FY 2018-19 follows a fruitful FY 2017-18 which saw more than 5200 new sites being deployed in the Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh, extending its mobile broadband footprint to 34000 towns and villages of Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh.

Dharmender Khajuria, CEO, Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh, Bharti Airtel
We will continue to invest aggressively in the region and take our network capabilities to the next level with more than 26,000 mobile sites by the end of this financial year, ably backed by a scaled up and strengthened infrastructure. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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