Airtel deploys LTE-Advanced 4G network in Kerala

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Airtel deploys LTE-Advanced 4G network in Kerala

Telecom major Bharti Airtel Ltd commercially deployed LTE-Advanced (4G+) in Kerala, which enables the operator to provide data speeds of upto 135mbps. Thus Airtel has become the first mobile operator in India to commercially deploy LTE-Advanced (4G+) technology on a LIVE 4G network. Airtel has partnered with Nokia Networks to deploy the carrier aggregation technology in Kerala. The LTE Advanced network was deployed on a live 4G network, while the company said data speed of 135 mbps was witnessed on a 4G mobile phone during the commercial launch.

LTE Advanced is a technology where different 4G bands can be aggregated to get better spectrum efficiency as well as to offer very high-speed data. The deployment is a part of Airtel's Project Leap network transformation programme, under which Airtel plans to invest Rs.60,000 crore over the next three years.

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