Airtel, as part of its consolidation strategy, acquired spectrum from Videocon and Aircel in 14 circles. Airtel is also acquiring Telenor India and Tikona Digital Networks.
Airtel, which continued Project Leap with an investment of Rs 60,000 over 3 years, deployed 180,000 mobile sites across India in the last two years.
Airtel, under the leadership of India CEO Gopal Vittal, launched Open Network initiative which offers entire network information including coverage, site details and signal strength is being made available to the customers. Customers can assess the quality of their mobile signal in their area. Consumers can log geographical location based network complaints. Airtel used Open Network program to improvise current network infrastructure and plan new sites.
Airtel invested in digital programs to assist ecosystem of 280 million rural and urban customers, 1.6 million retail and 17,000+ employees.
Last year, Airtel achieved the milestone of 1 MWP rooftop solar at main switching centres (MSC) sites. Airtel has installed rooftop solar plants at 3 locations, with a total installed capacity of 200 kWp.