- The launch is a part of Airtel’s ongoing Network Transformation Program – Project Leap
- Karnataka’s First 4G network was launched by Airtel in February, 2014
Shimoga, April 20th, 2016: Airtel, India’s largest telecommunications services provider, today announced the commercial launch of its high speed 4G services (also called LTE) in Shimoga, taking the number of its 4G towns in Karnataka to 110. Now, customers across these cities can experience high speed wireless broadband on Airtel 4G and get on to the digital superhighway to enjoy uninterrupted HD video streaming, superfast uploading and downloading of movies, music and images. Airtel 4G is available to customers across a range of smart devices including mobile phones, dongles, 4G hotspots and Wi-Fi dongles.
Commenting on the milestone, C. Surendran, CEO – Karnataka, Bharti Airtel Limited said, “As customers in India show an increasing propensity for consuming data services, we at Airtel are excited to take the lead in introducing the market to the power of blazing 4G speeds. Today, as we launch Airtel 4G for our customers in Shimoga, they will have the opportunity to experience high speed 4G data. We are committed to building a world class 4G network in Karnataka and with this launch we are one step closer to creating a digital superhighway in the region.”
Earlier in November 2015, Airtel launched its Rs. 60,000 crore network transformation and expansion program ‘Project Leap’ aimed at perceptibly improving network quality and delivering the best customer experience. It also launched a special website www.airtel.in/leap that allows customers to know everything they want to know on how Project Leap, is progressing in their respective localities.
Airtel 4G services are presently available for customers in Mysore, Mangalore, Hubli, Davanagere, Chikmagalur, Tumkur, Udupi, Manipal, Belgaum, Gulbarga, to name a few apart from Bangalore. To get started on Airtel 4G, customers can walk into their nearest Airtel Store and switch to a 4G SIM. For more information, visit www.airtel.in/4g.
About Bharti Airtel
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 353 million customers across its operations at the end of January 2016. To know more please visit,www.airtel.in