Chandigarh, April 14, 2016: On the auspicious occasion of Baisakhi, Bharti Airtel (“Airtel), India’s largest telecommunications services provider, today announced that it will start rolling out its Platinum 3G services across Punjab starting this month. The first few markets will be Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula, Zirakpur, Kharar, Patiala, Ludhiana, Moga, Amritsar, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Phagwara, Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur and DeraBassi.
Airtel Platinum 3G, which will be available on the efficient 900 MHz spectrum band, will offer world-class mobile experience to customers through significantly enhanced indoor coverage, faster data speeds and better voice clarity. Additionally, Airtel Platinum 3G will help optimize the backend engagement between the network and mobile devices, thus allowing customers to enjoy extended battery life on their mobile devices.
In line with its commitment to make Punjab a digitally enabled state, Airtel will be rolling out its Platinum 3G services across all major cities/towns and important corridors to complement its existing 2G and 4G services in the State.
The combination of Airtel’s Platinum 3G and 4G LTE services across Punjab will offer Airtel customers the widest high speed mobile data network coverage. Airtel’s high speed 4G services, which are being offered using a combination of 1800 MHz and 2300 MHz technologies across Punjab are currently available in over 50 towns across Punjab.
Commenting on the launch of Platinum 3G services, Manu Sood, Hub CEO – Upper North, Bharti Airtel said, “At Airtel, it is our endeavor to consistently innovate and offer a seamless network experience to our customers. The launch of Airtel Platinum 3G is an integral part of this commitment and will considerably improve the voice and data experience of our customers. 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 the years to come.”
Airtel recently commenced the implementation of its network transformation program “Project Leap”. With a national investment of Rs. 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.