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Signalling that it is geared up to improve its 3G mobile services, one of India's top telecom providers, Bharti Airtel has disclosed its plans of upgrading the existing third-generation (3G) technology network to achieve speeds comparable to 4G network.
Imminently, the company has sent out notifications to all its Delhi NCR subscribers informing them about the network up-gradation move and that the subscribers would likely face some network issues in the next few days.
The company in an e-mailed letter to subscribers informed that Airtel was upgrading its 3G network to dramatically improve performance and that their engineers would work hard through the night to ensure customer's services continue to work in an uninterrupted manner even as they make this change.
The information further stated that there might be some teething issues, so Airtel has requested its subscribers to bear with the company as it is looking to deliver a world class network in Delhi.
This move is primarily put forward as Airtel has acquired additional spectrum and now it could dramatically improve performance and deliver 4G like speeds even on 3G.
Furthermore, Bharti Airtel's current move is also directed towards reducing the carbon footprint of the network towers and making Delhigreener. Interestingly, the provider has already achieved 74% reduction in emissions per terabyte on its telecom network in India.
Highlighting, another aspect of the network upgrade move, an Airtel representative has revealed that the move was a part of the telco's ambitious network transformation program, Project Leap.
The program has been a mega initiative started by Airtel to expand and upgrade mobile networks across the country at Rs 60,000 crore spend for a three-year term.
While Bharti Airtel has already rolled out 87,000 sites during the last fiscal under Project Leap, the company looks set to improve mobile coverage and customer experience in the days to come.