Airtel now lets corporate consumers use prepaid data on postpaid plans

Bharti Airtel has introduced a new scheme which allows corporate customers to use prepaid data on postpaid plans. The telecom operator is looking to target customers who can’t access the internet through their company connection.

Corporate mobile plans usually have limited or non-existent provisions for data, forcing consumers to either use two SIMs or handsets in order to access the internet. As per PTI, Airtel has already begun sending out messages about the new Prepaid on Postpaid initiative to subscribers and has apparently received a positive response.

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After signing up for the plan, all a customer has to do is conduct a straightforward prepaid recharge for their number, with tariffs starting at Rs 99. The amount won’t end up on their company postpaid bill. The scheme should prove to benefit a lot of customers in the long run.

Airtel recently claimed to be the first telecom company to commercially deploy 4G+ or LTE-Advanced technology in India. The enhanced high-speed network allows for better spectrum utilization through carrier aggregation. The process involves combining multiple LTE carriers within the same or different bands to deliver faster data speeds.

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In Airtel’s case, the company has chosen to kickstart 4G+ in Kerala with the help of Nokia’s carrier aggregation technology which merges TD LTE (2300 MHz) and FD LTE (1800 MHz). The platform is apparently capable of beaming out speeds of up to 135Mbps in the region.

The introduction of 4G+ is part of Airtel’s ambitious Project Leap program. It’s planning to invest Rs 60000 crore over the next three years to upgrade its voice and data service infrastructure in order to raise its quality of service.