Airtel has deployed 4G Advanced Carrier Aggregation technology in Bengaluru. The LTE-A Tech will offer data speed up to 135Mbps in the city. It was earlier deployed in Mumbai and Kerala.
The 4G Advanced will combine 2300 MHz (TD LTE) and 1800 MHz (FD LTE) bandwidth capacities. It will enable 4G data speeds of up to 135 Mbps on commercially available handsets.
Airtel launched its 4G services in Bengaluru in 2012 on the 2300 Mhz band using the TD LTE standard. Recently the telecom operator added capacity on the 1800 Mhz band using FD LTE. Now With today’s rollout, Bengaluru is among the few cities globally to have high speed data services over 4G Advanced.
Commenting on the launch, C. Surendran, CEO – Karnataka, Bharti Airtel Limited said, “Airtel has led the rollout of 4G services in Bengaluru and with the deployment of 4G Advanced, we are taking a quantum leap in delivering a superior mobile broadband experience to our customers in the IT Capital of the country. With the additional network capacity, customers in Bengaluru can look forward considerably improved data speeds and better coverage.”
For its network transformation program under Project Leap, Airtel plans to invest Rs. 60,000 crore in next three years in India.