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    As a part of Project Leap, Airtel modernizes its 3G network in these cities for a world-class voice and data experience for customers

    To offer 3G using 900 Mhz band for high-speed broadband services along with the currently used 2100 Mhz band

      

    Vijayawada, 25 February, 2016: 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 launch of its Platinum 3G network for customers in Vijayawada and Vishakhapatnam. Now available at 3G tariffs, Airtel’s Platinum 3G will boost indoor coverage, enhance voice clarity, deliver faster internet speeds and offer a superior network experience for customers. Additionally, Platinum 3G will help optimize the backend engagement between the network and mobile devices, thus allowing customers to enjoy extended battery life on their phones. Platinum 3G is powered by dual band spectrum of both 900 Mhz and 2100 Mhz. This service does not require any additional subscription, it is a part of a network service enhancement of our existing 3G network in these cities.

     

    Commenting on the launch of Platinum 3G, Venkatesh Vijayraghavan, Chief Executive Officer, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Bharti Airtel said, “As a leader in the telecommunication space, it is our endeavor at Airtel to consistently innovate and make investments that help us move closer to our vision of delivering a seamless network experience to our customers. The launch of Platinum 3G is an integral part of this commitment and will deliver enhanced voice as well as data connectivity for customers on 3G and we will continue to roll out 4G services as well at existing 3G tariffs. At Airtel, we recently launched “Project Leap”, a national network transformation drive and look forward to augmenting our data presence to more regions and deliver a compelling network experience for our customers now and in years to come. We invite data savvy customers to enjoy Airtel Platinum 3G and experience our world class ‘Smartphone Network’.”

     

    In line with our commitment towards making Andhra Pradesh a digitally enabled state, Airtel presently has 1900 3G towns in AP Circle and 4G services in 6 cities of the state of AP. For more information, please visit, www.airtel.com

     
    About Bharti airtel Limited

    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 346 million customers across its operations at the end of November 2015. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com