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Bharti Airtel to Shutdown Copper Network; to Offer Only Fibre Broadband

Bharti Airtel has decided to shutdown down its copper infrastructure in a year’s time and will just offer Fibre-to-the Home in the country.

February 4, 2021

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Bharti Airtel will shutdown down its copper infrastructure in a year’s time and will just offer Fibre-to-the-Home in the country. It is also aiming to offer broadband through the LCO partnership model in over 1000 cities, up from 120 cities currently.

The home business segment witnessed a revenue growth of 2.3% YoY with highest ever customer additions of over 215,000 during the quarter to reach a total base of 2.79 million.

As reported in a leading daily, Mr. Gopal Vittal, CEO Bharti Airtel states: “The broadband category is clearly seeing very strong adoption and I believe the next few years will be the time for scaling this business as the need for high speed broadband explodes. We continue to focus on our core strategy of Expansion and Experience in this business.”

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He further mentioned that Airtel added 1.4 million Fibre home passes during the quarter – a scale of roll out that is now at a historic high. “In fact, we are also in the process of rapidly upgrading our legacy copper assets completely to fibre. I believe that in a year or so we will shut down our copper infrastructure and only have Fibre-to-the-Home. This is a game changing move that will dramatically raise our experience.”