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Airtel becomes first Indian telco to adopt dual carrier technology

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17 January 2017

Bharti Airtel, India's largest mobile telecom operator by subscribers, has deployed a dual carrier technology to improve its network in Delhi. Airtel is the first mobile operator to deploy 'Dual Carrier' technology in Delhi NCR. 

Airtel is the largest mobile operator in Delhi NCR with 11.43 million customers and offers 4G, 3G and 2G services in the Capital city.

The technology combines spectrum capacities of two 5 MHz carriers in the 2100 MHz band and boosts network capacity through highly efficient usage, even as it delivers faster data speeds, better voice quality, and improved network coverage.

The highlight of 'Dual Carrier' technology deployment is that customers will be able to enjoy 4G like data speeds even when they are on the 3G. The technology will also help in optimising the backend engagement between the network and mobile devices, enabling customers to enjoy extended battery life on their mobile devices.

With this deployment, Airtel will now offer the widest 4G experience across Delhi-NCR.

''Airtel has consistently set the benchmark, when it comes to deployment of latest technology to improve customer experience. With 'Dual Carrier' technology, we will be able to deliver a seamless 4G experience across NCR. We would like to thank our customers for their cooperation during the network upgrade and invite them to experience our network,'' Ravindra Singh Negi, CEO (Del/NCR), Bharti Airtel said.

Under its Project Leap programme, Airtel has been deploying solutions to for better indoor coverage and network optimidation; overhauling legacy networks with new equipment and making investments in additional spectrum and fiber to significantly improving its network capabilities across the country since last year.

Airtel had earlier deployed 'Carrier Aggregation' technology that combines capacities of spectrum in 2300 MHz (TD-LTE) and 1800 MHz (FD-LTE) and delivers data speeds on upto 135 Mbps with compatible handsets.





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