Thursday, December 19, 2019

Airtel “Shuts Down 3G Network” in Karnataka, Upgrades Customers to High Speed 4G Network

In line with its plans to phase out 3G technology across India, Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”) today announced that it has shut down its 3G network in Karnataka.

Airtel mobile broadband services in Karnataka will now be available to customers on its high speed 4G network along with HD quality VOLTE calling. Airtel has been consistently rated as the fastest mobile network in India by multiple globally renowned platforms.

All customers on Airtel 3G were duly notified and requested to upgrade their handsets/SIMs to continue enjoying best-in-class smartphone experience on Airtel 4G. Customers who are yet to upgrade their 3G handsets/SIMs will continue to get access to high quality voice services.

Airtel added that it will continue to provide 2G services in Karnataka to serve the connectivity needs of customers on feature phones.

C Surendran, CEO – Karnataka & Odisha, Bharti Airtel said: “The smartphone ecosystem has shifted towards 4G devices, which have become highly affordable, and customers are upgrading to high speed 4G services for better digital experience. As Karnataka’s leading mobile operator, Airtel is focused on serving its customers with best-in-class services. In line with this mission, we have redeployed the 3G spectrum to further strengthen our 4G footprint and deployed cutting edge technologies to serve the evolving needs of our customers.”

In Karnataka, Airtel has redeployed its 3G spectrum for 4G services. The company has rolled out L900 technology in the 900 Mhz band and L2100 technology in the 2100 MHz to bolster its existing 4G footprint in the 2300 Mhz and 1800 Mhz bands. With these cutting edge technology rollouts customers on Airtel 4G will enjoy a superior network experience backed by exciting exclusive offerings as part of Airtel.

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