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Airtel To Add 20,000 4G Base Station By Next Fiscal: Sunil Mittal

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Flush with an investment outlay of $3 billion a year on networks, telecom major Bharti Airtel plans to double its 4G network by next fiscal as it gears up to take on competition, including the much-awaited foray of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries group.

“We have decided to roll out (4G). We have 20,000 base station now, in March, and we will be doing another 20,000 next year,” Bharti Airtel chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal said here.

Mittal said funds would not be a constraint for the company’s expansion plans as it is spending $3 billion every year on networks alone, excluding spectrum, and its 2G and 3G roll-outs are among the most expensive in the country. Click here to read more

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