Bharti Airtel on Tuesday said that it is now offering voice & data connectivity to its customers in Kargil.

While the Government has undertaken various measures to improve tourist infrastructure in the region, lack of accessibility and communication during winter keeps Kargil isolated from other parts of the country.

Airtel through its network presence across all 22 districts of J&K will now allow the residents/tourists to stay connected with their friends & family across India.

Weather conditions

Given the extreme weather conditions and rough terrains, the connectivity has been extended to the region through VSAT links and specially designed telecom infrastructure which can be adjusted as per the need in case of any unprecedented weather conditions.

Jagbir Singh – Director, Network Services Group, Bharti Airtel, said: “ With this, Airtel becomes the only private operator to have network footprints in the border district of J&K.”

(This article was published on February 5, 2013)
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