Airtel launches 4G services in Lakshadweep

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on June 18, 2019 Published on June 18, 2019

Bharti Airtel has launched 4G services in Lakshadweep islands, making it the first mobile operator to the services in the tropical archipelago.

The services will enable residents to enjoy digital services such as HD quality video streaming, superfast downloads and uploads and high-speed internet browsing among others. It will also give a boost to the local economy, the company said in a statement.

Starting Tuesday, Airtel’s 4G is available across Agatti, Bangaram and Kavaratti, which will be gradually expanded to other islands of the archipelago.

“This is yet another milestone towards building a digitally-enabled India and empowering every Indian through access to digital services. The Government remains fully committed to supporting the telecom industry in their endeavour,” Aruna Sundararajan, Telecom Secretary , said.

Airtel was the first private service provider to introduce mobile services in Lakshadweep in April 2008. The 4G rollout is part of Project Leap, Airtel’s nationwide network transformation programme.

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Published on June 18, 2019
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