Airtel completes major Northern Province network enhancement

  • Deploys 900 MHz spectrum to cater to growing demand.
  • Initial tests confirm unmatched indoor experiences.

Sri Lanka’s most preferred telco brand among youth, Airtel Lanka announced the successful completion of a superior 900MHz spectrum rollout aimed at drastically enhancing user experience across the Northern Province.

The deployment of the new spectrum will result in an enhanced network experience and more importantly will result in wider coverage catering to the geographically expanding population in the province. The network enhancement is set to pave the way for the anticipated launch of Airtel 4G services in that area.

“The deployment of the new spectrum is critical to our growth strategy. The spectrum allows better signal penetration enabling an enhanced indoor experience and frees up capacity on our higher frequency bands, thereby enabling us to cater to the growing demand across a larger population spread across the region,” said Airtel Lanka Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Ashish Chandra.

These developments are part of a bold strategy from Airtel Lanka that will see the company leapfrog ahead in order to drastically raise the bar on user experience.

 Bharti Airtel Lanka

Bharti Airtel Lanka (Airtel Lanka) commenced commercial operations of services in Sri Lanka on January 12, 2009, and was the fastest operator to reach 1 million customers in the country.

With its network footprint panned out across the nation and capturing strategic ranking positions in various areas in less than three years of operations, Airtel has emerged as Sri Lanka’s fastest expanding network, thus ensuring coverage across the whole island.

Registered under the Board of Investment in Sri Lanka, Airtel provides digital mobile services which include voice and data services.

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