Aircel works on strengthening network in the country; Plans on rolling out 13000 sites by 2015

While the telecom operators are rolling out new schemes and offers for their subscribers, Aircel has announced that it is focussing on the network across the country.


Aircel has announced its plans of network expansion of adding 13000 2G, 3G and 4G sites across the country by December 2015. This would help the company rollout out 4G services as well as offer better customer experience, uninterrupted services and enhanced data speeds.

Till date, Aircel has already rolled out approximately 7400 sites which has added approximately 2.2 million hours per day of voice capacity and 200 TB/day of data capacity to its network. This move was initiated given the growing demand for mobile telephony services and to optimize the existing network to increase capacity, achieve higher efficiency and reduce existing pressure on networks.

Speaking about the plan, Sameer Dave, Chief Technology Officer, Aircel, said, “In line with our commitment to offer seamless, uninterrupted and differentiated services to our customers, Aircel regularly undertakes drive tests, installation of in-building solutions and upgrades network software to implement new features to ensure higher customer satisfaction on the Aircel network. Out of the 13000 sites that will be rolled out, 5300 sites are 2G and the remaining 7700 are 3G and 4G sites combined. While the 3G sites are planned primarily in regions such as Chennai, RoTN, Kolkata, RoWB and Odisha; the focus for the 2G network expansion are regions such as Delhi, Bihar and Rajasthan to improve network performance.”