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    The launch is a part of Airtel’s ongoing Network Transformation Program - Project Leap

    Odisha’s first 4G network was launched by Airtel in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack in July, 2015

      

    Bhubaneswar, March 9, 2016: Bharti Airtel Limited (“Airtel”), India’s no. 1 operator and the third largest mobile services provider globally with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced the commercial launch of its high speed 4G services (also called LTE) in Jharsuguda, taking the number of its 4G towns in Odisha to 8. Now, customers across the state can experience high speed wireless broadband on Airtel 4G and get on to the digital superhighway to enjoy uninterrupted HD video streaming, superfast uploading and downloading of movies, music and images. Airtel 4G is available to customers across a range of smart devices including mobile phones, dongles, 4G hotspots and Wi-Fi dongles.

     

    Commenting on the launch, Ravindra Singh Negi, CEO – West Bengal & Odisha, Bharti Airtel said, “We launched Odisha’s first 4G Network in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack last July and just within a short time span have spread our 4G presence across 8 towns. As customers in Odisha 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 Odisha and deliver a compelling network experience for our customers now and in years to come”.

     

    Airtel has led the 4G story in India, having launched India’s first 4G network in Kolkata in April 2012. Airtel was also the first operator to launch 4G Services in Odisha back in July 2015. Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Balasore, Rourkela, Brahmapur, Sambalpur and Puri are the other seven towns in Odisha, already enjoying the blazing speeds of the Airtel 4G network.

     

    Earlier in November 2015, Airtel launched its Rs. 60,000 crore network transformation and expansion program ‘Project Leap’ aimed at perceptibly improving network quality and delivering the best customer experience. It also launched a special website www.airtel.in/leap that allows customers to know everything they want to know on how Project Leap, is progressing in their respective localities.

     

    To get started on Airtel 4G, customers can walk into their nearest Airtel Store and switch to a 4G SIM. For more information, visit www.airtel.in/4g.

     

    About Bharti Airtel

    Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 3 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company's product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 353 million customers across its operations at the end of January 2016. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com