Telecom operator Bharti Airtel Thursday said it has upgraded 4G network in Mumbai, with the deployment of ‘LTE 900 technology’ that will enhance indoor network coverage and improve network experience for customers. With the roll-out of 4G in the superior 900 MHz spectrum band, Airtel’s mobile network “will get additional high-speed data capacity to serve its customers”, the company said. Also Read - Airtel vs Jio vs Vi: Best work from home prepaid plans during COVID-19 lockdown
“More importantly, given the high propagation and reach of the 900 MHz spectrum, Airtel smartphone customers will enjoy improved 4G availability inside buildings – homes, offices and malls. It will also result in wider availability of Airtel 4G across Mumbai,” it added. Also Read - Let our firms take part in 5G trials, China tells India
Airtel has over 8.4 million customers in Mumbai. The company has announced it will expand the network in Mumbai by rolling out 7,000 new mobile broadband sites and 400 Kilometres of fresh optical fiber during 2018-19 under its network transformation program Project Leap. Also Read - DoT permits telecom service providers to go ahead with 5G trials
Besides, a recent Ookla report revealed that in Q3-Q4 2018, Airtel offered the fastest 4G speeds in India with an average of 11.23 Mbps, while Vodafone secured the second spot in offering the fastest 4G service with average speeds ranging at 9.13 Mbps. The third spot was bagged by Reliance Jio with an average speed of 7.11 Mbps. Additionally, another report revealed that Reliance Jio ranked first in terms of 4G availability in India.