Airtel’s 4G services are now live in 50 towns in Kerala. Airtel first launched its 4G services in the state in August 2015 with the city of Kochi.
“As customers in India show an increasing propensity for consuming data services, we at Airtel are excited to take the lead in introducing the market to the power of blazing 4G speeds. We recently launched “Project Leap”, our national network transformation drive, and look forward to augmenting our 4G presence in Kerala and deliver a compelling network experience for our customers now and in years to come,” said George Mathen, Hub CEO – Kerala & Tamil Nadu for Bharti Airtel in a press statement.
In November 2015, Airtel announced Project Leap, and said that over the next three years its capital expenditure in networks will rise to Rs 60,000 crore.
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Airtel is boosting investment in 4G networks as rival Reliance gets ready to launch its Jio 4G network this year. Reliance owns 4G spectrum across India, which gives it a significant advantage over others.
Under Project Leap, which is a 10-point programme, Airtel plans to transform its network and will double its base stations over the next 10 years. Airtel will also go for massive modernisation of networks, upgrading of copper line, and swap out legacy networks under the project.
Airtel launched a special website http://www.airtel.in/leap that allows customers to know everything they want to about the Project.