Bharti Airtel on Monday says that it will Airtel Spends Rs69000 Million in network infrastructure to provide a better network. The company in its quarterly and year-end report highlights that its mobile services segment accounts for rupees 129,529 million revenues. Airtel says that the mobile services grew 21.8% as the segment posts revenue of rupees 106,322 million in the previous year.
The company said that the mobile services posted a sequential increase of 16% with the increased 4G customer base and improved tariffs tipped to be the contributing factors. The network infrastructure of the company has also seen a steady increase on a yearly basis with Airtel highlighting that it had 194,409 network towers for the quarter ended March 2020. In the previous year quarter ended March 2019, the company had 181,079 network towers. Airtel says that 192,068 mobile towers off the 194,409 are capable of handling mobile broadband.
Additionally, the company also registered an increase in the number of base stations under its radar with Airtel reporting 503,883 mobile broadband stations for the quarter ended March 2020. In the previous year quarter ended March 2019, the company had 417,613 mobile broadband base stations and 473,859 mobile broadband stations for the quarter ended December 2019.
The company said that its mobile services covered 95.4% of the population for the period ended March 2020 as compared to 95.3% that it registered for most of 2019. Similarly, Airtel said that its network presence stretches across 7,907 census towns across India for the period ended March 2020 as compared 7,906 census towns that it registered for most of 2019. The company said that its Airtel WiFi Calling crossed five million users in March 2020 with Airtel highlighting that the service had “one of the fastest uptakes of new technology in India.”