Bharti Airtel, the biggest telecom company of India, this week declared the roll out of 4G services in Kargil, Dras, as well as Leh in the Ladakh area. It claimed that it has turn out to be the first provider to offer the high-speed data facility in the region.
“Users in 130 villages and towns, comprising Leh, Kargil, and Dras, will now be capable of enjoying reasonably priced high speed data facilities and get going with to the digital superhighway,” a statement by Airtel claimed. While the launch out in Ladakh area might offer fast speeds of data to the nearby population, the deployment of 4G will also make sure that tourists giving a visit to the area stay linked to data services with high speed, it claimed.
Popular places such as Magnetic Hill, Kargil War Memorial, Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, Lamayuru Monastery, Thiksey Monastery, Sakti towards pangong Lake, Moon Land Lamayuru, Hall of Fame, and Stok Palace are now wrapped by Airtel 4G, it claimed. “Partners and network teams of Airtel have conquered the hurdle of extremely harsh weather conditions and difficult terrain, comprising sub-zero temperatures, to set up a high-tech 4G network in the area,” the statement claimed.
The newest rollout is fraction of “Project Leap,” the network transformation proposal of Airtel below, which it has dedicated spending of more than Rs 60,000 Crore and made a countrywide 4G footprint expanding to Kanyakumari from Ladakh and to Kutch from Tawang.
Ajai Puri, the Chief Operating Officer for South Asia and India for Bharti Airtel, claimed, “This is a huge landmark for the country as well as for Airtel. Having founded 4G launch in India, Airtel has been pledged to extending its data networks with high speed to each corner of the nation and add to the Digital India vision of the Government.”