Airtel launches 4G network in Lakshadweep
Telecom services provider Bharti Airtel has announced the launch of its 4G services in Lakshadweep Islands. Airtel says that it is the first mobile operator to launch high speed data services on the tropical archipelago.
Airtel claims that its 4G services will enable local residents to enjoy digital services like HD-quality video streaming, superfast downloads and uploads, high speed internet browsing on Airtel 4G network. Lakshadweep is also a popular tourist destination and visitors will also be able access seamless mobile broadband connectivity over the Airtel 4G network. Starting today, Airtel 4G is LIVE across Agatti, Bangaram and Kavaratti to begin with and will be gradually expanded to other islands of the archipelago.
Airtel 4G services will be available in Lakshadweep to begin with and will be gradually expanded to other parts of the islands. Customers can upgrade to 4G SIM for free and choose from a range of prepaid and postpaid plans that come with premium bundled content like Netflix, Amazon, ZEE5 and access to Airtel TV and Wynk Music. Airtel 4G will be available to customers across a range of smart devices, including mobile phones, dongles and 4G hotspots.
Airtel says that it 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 program.
Commenting on the launch, Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary – Department of Telecom, Government of India said: “I would like to congratulate Bharti Airtel on the launch of 4G services in Lakshadweep. 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 endeavor.”