On Thursday, Telecom Major Bharti Airtel unveiled its 4 G and 2 G services in 26 villages in Ladakh as the first operator to offer high-speed mobile broadband to these high-altitude regions. Between Kargil-Batalik-Hanuthang-Skurbuchan-Khalsi villages spread over the 150 km range.
“This is a New Year gift from Airtel to the people of Ladakh. We are pleased to bring cheers to thousands of locals in Ladakh with the launch of our 4G & 2G services and bring 26 new villages on the world map for 4G,” Manu Sood, Hub CEO – Upper North, Bharti Airtel, said in a statement.
“We remain committed to the government’s ‘Digital India’ vision and will continue to invest in Ladakh,” he added.
The 4 G network would allow local residents to enjoy digital services. It include video streaming of HD quality, superfast downloads and uploads, and high-speed Internet surfing. The launch highlights Airtel’s network teams ‘ efforts to overcome the challenges of the region’s harsh weather. Also, rugged terrain, the telco said.
So, Airtel was the first operator to introduce 4 G services at Ladakh’s Leh, Kargil and Dras in December 2017. Also, this is part of the ongoing national network transformation project-Project Leap. Thus, the expansion also marks Airtel’s second anniversary of 4 G services being provided in the area.
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