Airtel Lanka outlines 4G network expansion to consolidate nationwide coverage

29 Nov 2021

Bharti Airtel’s Sri Lankan subsidiary Airtel Lanka has announced a major network expansion programme to build out its 4G footprint across the island. Under the plan the company will deploy more than 400 new 4G LTE sites in addition to the 2,000-plus sites originally commissioned during the launch phase of its 4G network. The cellco said the positioning of new sites will both ensure enhanced capacity in high-population density areas and extend coverage into more rural regions. The finished sites are estimated to cover over an additional one million of the population, with Airtel Lanka noting that a two-fold increase in data usage since the pandemic had fuelled its drive to meet demand.

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