Manufactured Capital

In telecom industry the infrastructure assets define the quality of service provided to the customers. A superior quality quotient is a result of sustained investments in building a strong infrastructure base.

Our ability to serve customers rests on the foundation of a strong infrastructure network that delivers brilliant network experience. With the telecom industry being confronted by several headwinds, shutdowns by smaller players and consolidation have worsened the sectorial outlook for the short-term. Given the weak industry sentiments, at Airtel, we recognize the strategy to sustain market leadership is by setting up an integrated network infrastructure and providing value-addition for the customers.

Sustained Capital Investments

Aligning to the Government of India’s vision of a ‘Digital India’, at Airtel we are making sustained investments to strengthen our network infrastructure. Our tower infrastructure, spectrums and other related assets form a strong manufactured capital base for the Company. The surging data traffic has made it imperative for us to have a stronger presence across the different spectrum bandwidth to widen our customer base.

We have invested significantly till date in increasing our presence in spectrum portfolio bandwidth. A growing customer base in key areas across our multiple product segments is adequately supported by our strong spectrum bandwidth. We realize that the investments we make today will have a lasting impact on the near future.


Spectrum in 2100 MHz Band


Spectrum in 900 MHz Band


Spectrum in 1800 MHz Band


Spectrum in 2300 MHz Band

The above spectrums does not include spectrum acquisition of Telenor.

Investments resulting in a growing customer base

Airtel is a leading global telecommunications company with a portfolio of services that includes voice and data solutions over fixed, wireless and internet platform, DTH and enterprise solutions. We are the only telecom company in the Country to offer an array of services that enhance lives of our customers. Our sustained investments in expanding our asset base have empowered millions of customers with accessibility to our innovative services.



Wireless Services


Digital TV Services


Homes Services


Airtel Business

Our infrastructure presence

Mobile Services


Census Towns


Population Coverage


Optic Fibre Network


Mobile Network Towers


Non-Census Towns and Villages


Total Mobile Broadband Base Stations


Minutes on network

3,901.8 Bn MBs

Data Traffic

India’s Fastest Mobile Network

Rated by global leader in internet speed tests - Ookla for third time in a row

Homes Services


Cities covered

1,340.8Bn MBs

Data Traffic

Digital TV Services


Districts covered


Population Coverage

Airtel Business

Airtel’s international infrastructure includes the ownership of i2i submarine cable system, connecting Chennai to Singapore and consortium ownership of submarine cable systems like South East Asia - Middle East - Western Europe - 4 (SWM4), Asia America Gateway (AAG), India - Middle East - Western Europe (IMEWE), Unity, Europe India Gateway (EIG) and East Africa Submarine System (EASSy). Along with these seven owned subsea cables; Airtel Business has a capacity of 22 other cables across various geographies.

Its global network runs across 250,000 RKms with over 1,200 customers, covering 50 countries and five continents and 65 Global PoPs (Point of Presence).


Submarine cable systems

Enabling connectivity

With almost all the towns at a height of 3000 meters that extend from The Great Himalayas to the Kulum with the temperature ranging from - 30o Celsius in Leh and Kargil to - 50o Celsius in Drass in winters, Ladakh is the one of the toughest geographies in India and in the World. For most part of the winters, all these towns are cut-off from rest of the country/state leading to a serious crunch in basic amenities including communication.

The data service was far from reality as there was huge dependency on high quality fiber and the terrain, weather and passes made it impossible to lay fibre.Airtel J&K team took this challenge on themselves to make this possible - the entire project of laying around 1000 kms fibre to connect Srinagar to Manali via the rooftop of world (Ladakh) was divided in 2 phases:

  • Phase 1 - Leh & Kargil connectivity to Srinagar
  • Phase 2 - Leh to Manali

Airtel becomes the first operator to launch 3G/4G in Ladakh Region in spite of toughest weather & unfavorable terrains. Ladakh was put on to the Digital Superhighway with launch of 80 new sites in Leh & Kargil districts with 4G technology.

It is testimony of sheer grit & commitment from ‘TEAM AIRTEL’ bringing the smiles on faces of people & brave hearts of Indian Army!