Airtel, one of the most popular network brands in Punjab, that covers 99.89% of the population, is looking to improve network speed by deploying a new 25MHz spectrum. 20MHz will be deployed in the 2300MHz band and 5MHz in the 1800MHz band, giving Airtel lead in both the bands. With this new deployment, Airtel has the largest spectrum bank of 65MHz in the state. Pre-5G massive MIMO, 4G advanced Carrier Aggregation have also been deployed.
The nationwide lockdown induced 260% rise in COVID-19 related cyberattacks, with Kerala on the top with 2000 cases whereas Punjab and Tamil Nadu saw 207 and 184 cases respectively. After Google and Apple hunted down rogue apps in March, hackers are now circulating phishing emails carrying malicious links and attachments with ransomware, trojans, cryptominors etc.