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AirTel plans expansion in Delhi

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NEW DELHI: AirTel, the cellular service brand of the Bharti group, has announced major expansion plans for its operations in the lucrative Delhi circle.

Aimed at maximising its subscriber base, the company has announced the scaling up of its network to double its current capacity. This has been made possible by the deployment of 1.8 MHz of additional bandwidth in the 900 MHz frequency band allocated to it in Delhi. According to a statement from the company, it is the first mobile service provider in Delhi to expand its network with the installation of a fifth Mobile Switching Centre. The AirTel network in Delhi currently manages more than 150 million call minutes every month and with the scaling up of the capacity, it can cater to the needs of more than 1.5 million customers.

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