Airtel expands high speed 4G as well as 2G network services to the remotest corners of India
As part of its deepening pan-India 4G network deployment, Bharti Airtel has launched its high speed 4G and 2G services in 26 villages in Ladakh. Airtel claims to be the first operator to bring high speed mobile broadband to these villages and connect them to the internet.
The launch underlines the efforts of Airtel’s network teams to overcome the challenges of harsh weather and tough terrain in the region to empower the citizens of these villages, which are spread across the 150 km stretch from Kargil-Batalik-Hanuthang-Skurbuchan-Khalsi.
Manu Sood, Hub CEO – Upper North, Bharti Airtel, says, “This is a New Year gift from Airtel to the people of Ladakh. We are pleased to bring cheer to thousands of locals in Ladakh with the launch of our 4G and 2G services and bring 26 new villages on the world map for 4G. We remain committed to the Government’s Digital India vision and will continue to invest in Ladakh.”
Airtel’s 4G services will boost the local community and enable residents to enjoy digital services like High Definition (HD) quality video streaming, “superfast” downloads and uploads, high speed internet browsing on Airtel’s 4G network.
With this, the locals, army and tourists visiting the following locations and villages of Kargil & Leh in Ladakh, will now enjoy Airtel 4G services in Beyama, Apati, Derchiks, Lalung, Akchamal, Barchey, Lamsusando, Yogmakharbu, Sanjak, Silmo, Garkon, Yourbaltak, Khaltse, Skur Buchan, Damkhar, Dah, Tia, Leido, Takmachik, Skinding, Hemmis Shyk Pachan, Achinathang, Dragoo, Garkone, Batalik and Hanuthang.
As part of Airtel’s ongoing nationwide network transformation initiative called Project Leap, the company claimed to be the first operator to launch 4G services in Ladakh’s Leh, Kargil & Dras in December 2017. The expansion also marks the second anniversary of the launch of 4G services in the region by Airtel.