New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel on
Thursday launched its 4G and 2G services in 26 villages in Ladakh to
become the first operator offering high speed mobile broadband to these
high altitude regions.
These villages are spread across the 150 km stretch from Kargil-Batalik-Hanuthang-Skurbuchan-Khalsi.
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.
4G services will enable local residents to enjoy digital services like
HD quality video streaming, superfast downloads and uploads, and high
speed Internet browsing.
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,
the telco said.
As part of Airtel's ongoing nationwide network
transformation initiative - Project Leap, Airtel was the first operator
to launch 4G services in Ladakh's Leh, Kargil & Dras in December
The expansion also marks second anniversary of the launch of 4G services in the region by Airtel.