Bharti Airtel announced the launch of its 4G and 2G services in 26 villages in Ladakh. Airtel is the first operator to bring high speed mobile broadband to these villages.
The launch underlines the efforts of Airtel’s telecom 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.
“We are pleased to bring cheers 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,” Manu Sood, hub CEO – Upper North, Bharti Airtel, said.
As part of Airtel’s network transformation initiative called Project Leap, Airtel was the first operator to launch 4G services in Ladakh’s Leh, Kargil and Dras in December 2017. The expansion also marks second anniversary of the launch of 4G services in the region by Airtel.
Airtel 4G is available 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.