Airtel expands its network footprint in Patan District under its rural network expansion project
Airtel expands its network footprint in Patan District under its rural network expansion project

Patan: Bharti Airtel, one of India's leading telecommunications service providers, today announced that it has deployed additional sites in Patan district to densify its network.

The network expansion project in Patan was undertaken across 135 villages covering 2.53 lakh population base. Customers in the tehsils of Patan, Sidhpur under the Patan district will directly benefit from this network expansion. The expansion will enable seamless access to high-speed connectivity that will ensure reliable mobile network for work, study and entertainment in rural parts of Patan. In this year alone, Airtel has doubled down on its commitment to the state and has invested additional capex to enhance its network connectivity for seamless experience on 4G, 5G, Broadband and Fiber.

To expand coverage in rural villages in the state and to bring customers to enjoy the power of high-speed connectivity, the rural expansion project covers fifteen districts of Gujarat including Bharuch, Gandhinagar, Mehsana, BanasKantha, Surat, Ahmedabad, Kheda, Bhavnagar, Botad, Anand, Rajkot, Morbi, Vadodara, Sabarkantha and Patan, impacting over 50 lakh population across these districts.

Airtel has been running this rural expansion project nationally and will augment network connectivity across 60,000 villages in the country by 2024. Gujarat has been one of the big focus markets for the company and with this initiative, the company will augment its network coverage across 7000 villages covering the entire state.

With the aim of stepping up network capacity and taking services deeper into rural and unconnected areas. Airtel has also enhanced its fiber presence in the state by deploying additional capacities.  The addition of fresh fiber capacity will support the growth of demand for high-speed data services in this region. Airtel’s network umbrella in the region now covers all key urban, semi urban and rural areas including highways, tourist destinations and trade centres.