Airtel deploys 21.6 Mhz spectrum in Bengal

CIOReviewIndia Team | Thursday, 01 July 2021, 06:17 IST

Airtel deploys 21.6 Mhz spectrum in BengalTelecom service provider Bharti Airtel has deployed additional 21.6 Mhz spectrum in Bengal making it the holder of the largest spectrum bank of 65 MHz in the circle.

“10 MHz spectrum has been added in the 2300 band, 5 Mhz in the 2100 band, 3.8 MHz in the 1800 band while 2.8 MHz has been added in the 900 band,” Airtel said in a release on Thursday.

“With its diverse spectrum holdings across 2300/2100/1800/900 bands, the company is well positioned to serve the growing demand for high speed data services and its network is fully ready for 5G,” it said.

“With the acquisition of 21.6 Mhz spectrum for Bengal in the recently concluded auctions and deployment of 4G using spectrum in the superior 900 Mhz band, Airtel customers in Bengal will now be able to experience improved 4G data speeds and HD quality calling even indoors,” said Siddharth Sharma, CEO - West Bengal & Odisha, Bharti Airtel said.

“With the largest spectrum bank of 65 Mhz in Bengal, Airtel is well positioned to meet the surging demand for high speed data,” he added.

Airtel has over 20 million customers in Bengal and its network covers more than 98% population of the state.

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