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    Expands 4G footprint to over 400 towns across the two states 

    Adds fresh 4G capacity in the 1800 MHz (FD LTE) band to the existing 2300 MHz (TD LTE) network
    Enhanced capacity to translate into superior 4G experience for customers – faster data speeds, better coverage 


    •          Airtel consistently rated as the fastest 4G network in the country
    •         Customers can get one-time free 4G data upto 10 GB with upgrade to 4G SIM
    •         Rollout is part of Project Leap – Airtel’s nationwide network transformation initiative


    Pune, Feb 15, 2017: Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecommunications services provider, today said that it has rolled out an upgraded state-of-the-art 4G network across Maharashtra and Goa to deliver best-in-class mobile broadband experience to customers, with faster data speeds and better indoor and outdoor coverage.

    Airtel has also expanded its 4G footprint across Maharashtra and Goa to over 400 towns.  Customers across these towns can enjoy mobile broadband on the go with Airtel 4G and access uninterrupted HD video streaming, superfast uploading and downloading of movies, music and images. Airtel 4G is available on a range of smart devices including mobile phones, 4G MiFi and dongles with value-for-money pre-paid and post-paid plans and a free SIM upgrade. Airtel has been consistently rated as India’s fastest 4G network.  

    Commenting on the launch, Vidur Rattan, Chief Executive Officer – Maharashtra & Goa, Bharti Airtel Limited said, “We have rolled out a future ready network across Maharashtra and Goa, with enhanced capacity and latest technology. The addition of the second 4G carrier in the 1800 MHz band will enable faster data speeds and better coverage for customers and add to their mobile data experience on our network. We have also expanded our 4G network presence to over 400 towns across the two states under Project Leap and remain committed to the digital vision of the two states. We invite customers to get on to the information superhighway with Airtel 4G.”

    As part of network roll-out, the Company has deployed fresh 4G network capacity in the 1800 MHz spectrum band (using FD LTE technology standard) to supplement existing 4G capacity in the 2300 MHz spectrum band (using TD LTE technology standard). With this, Maharashtra and Goa join a select group of States in India to enjoy the power of an integrated 4G network using TD and FD carriers. The combination of TD LTE and FD LTE significantly boosts network capacity and delivers a superior mobile broadband experience to customers across Maharashtra and Goa through better network coverage and data speeds.

    To avail the complimentary upgrade to Airtel 4G, existing Airtel customers with 4G ready mobile devices can walk into their nearest Airtel Store and switch to a 4G SIM and get one-time free 4G data up to 10 GB.

    Airtel recently also launched the new version of its MyAirtel App – the one app for all apps. The refreshed MyAirtel App will offer the best of music, movies games, LIVE TV, e-books, chats and much more in one place. Users can also enjoy free 2GB cloud backup with the new Airtel Cloud app and free calling with Airtel Dialer.

    Customers can choose the recently launched attractive free data offers in Postpaid and Prepaid to enjoy Airtel 4G

    Free 3GB 4G data on pre-paid recharge of Rs. 349
    This offer allows customer with any 4G mobile handset who are not on the Airtel network or upgrading to a new 4G device, can enjoy 3GB free data, in addition to the regular pack benefits of Rs. 349 recharge. The pack will offer free calls – Local & STD – plus 4GB data (1GB regular pack benefit + 3GB free data) and may be availed 13 times till 31st December, 2017.

    Free 3GB 4G data on all MyPlan Infinity Plans
    This offer allows customer with any 4G mobile handset who are not on the Airtel network or upgrading to a new 4G device, can enjoy 3GB free data with all MyPlan Infinity plans, in addition to the regular plan benefits, which include unlimited free voice calling – Local, STD & Roaming, generous bundles of data, free SMS and free subscription to Wynk Music & Movies.

    Monthly plans for 4G devices start from Rs. 450/- and customer can also avail the attractive advance rental plans starting from Rs. 3200/- to avail their new device free of cost.  

    Airtel has led the 4G story in India, having launched India’s first 4G network in Kolkata in April 2012. Airtel’s 4G services are currently available in 21 circles across India.

    In November 2015, Airtel commenced the implementation of its network transformation program - Project Leap. With a national investment of INR 60,000 Crores over the next three years, Airtel’s “Project Leap” is a strategic company initiative aimed at perceptibly improving its network quality and delivering the best customer experience.

    About Bharti Airtel
    Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 17 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 home broadband, 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 364 million customers across its operations at the end of December 2016. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com