Airtel to add 1500 KM fiber and 4400 new mobile sites in Odisha

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel will be adding 1,500 KM of optic fiber in Odisha which would extend the state’s fiber backbone to 9500 KM. Furthermore, it will roll out 4400 new mobile sites across the state, taking the total sites to 15,600.

The official on Monday said that its network now covers 53,500 towns and villages across Odisha. Earlier, the telco had added 3,660 new sites in the state with more than 500 KM of optic fiber being rolled out.


“We are committed to offering our customers in Odisha a seamless experience on the best smartphone network. We will continue to invest aggressively in the region and expand our network capabilities with over 15,600 sites by the end of this financial year,” said Siddharth Motiwale, Chief Operating Officer – Odisha, Bharti Airtel.

With VoLTE services launched in June 2018, Airtel is already witnessing a steady surge in its VoLTE traffic in Odisha on the back of the availability of a 4G network, Airtel mentioned.


According to Wikipedia, An optical fiber or optical fiber is a flexible, transparent fiber made by drawing glass (silica) or plastic to a diameter slightly thicker than that of a human hair. Optical fibers are used most often as a means to transmit light between the two ends of the fiber and find wide usage in fiber-optic communications, where they permit transmission over longer distances and at higher bandwidths (data rates) than electrical cables.


Airtel to add 1500 KM fiber and 4400 new mobile sites in Odisha

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