Airtel migrates its Network Sites to Green Technology


The company has configured more than 40,000 Green network sites to operate largely on battery-hybrid, lithium-ion and solar hybrid solutions which automatically reduces the diesel consumption.
In addition, Airtel is also planning to spend ₹60,000 crore over the next three years on a network improvement programme called ‘Project Leap’.
The move comes as Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio is set to launch 4G services shortly.
The Telecom operator has set a 10-point programme under this project that includes deploying over 70,000 base stations this fiscal year, the most in a year since its inception. It will also expand mobile broadband coverage to all towns and over 2.50 lakh villages by March 2016.In three years, it plans to offer mobile broadband to over five lakh villages in the country.
It has been observed lately that telecom operators are ramping up their investments not just to improve the quality of their service but also to be prepare for Reliance Jio’s entry.
Apart from this, Airtel is also adopting a range of advanced methods like decreasing power consumption by switching off unused capacity of its network sites during lean periods.