After Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Punjab, Mumbai and Karnataka, Airtel has deployed 900 Mhz (LTE 900) spectrum band in Delhi NCR to significantly enhance the network experience for smartphone customers. In addition to high speed data capacity and wider availability, 900 Mhz spectrum will offer improved 4G availability inside buildings — homes, offices and malls.
As part of its network transformation program, Airtel has been deploying network technologies such as pre-5G Massive MIMO and Carrier Aggregation to enhance network capacity over existing spectrum.
The company said that it has recently conducted License Assisted Access (LAA) trial over a LIVE 4G network in Delhi and recorded speeds of 500 Mbps (appx.) over smartphones. It uses a mix of 2300 Mhz, 1800 Mhz, 2100 Mhz and 900 Mhz spectrum bands to deliver a seamless network experience to customers.
Vani Venkatesh, CEO — Delhi/NCR, Bharti Airtel said:
We are obsessed about delighting our smartphone customers with quality network experience and high speed data services. As we introduce LTE-900, we will further step up our indoor network coverage. It will enable high speed connectivity and HD quality VoLTE calling for our customers in Delhi.