Bharti Airtel today announced the launch of 4G services in Ladakh, the northern frontier of India. Airtel’s 4G services are now available in 130 towns and villages, including Kargil, Leh, and Dras. As per reports, with this Airtel has become the first operator to do so.
Now in major tourist spots such as the Kargil War Memorial, Magnetic Hill, Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Thiksey Monastery, Lamayuru Monastery, Moon Land Lamayuru, Sakti towards Pangong Lake, Stok Palace and Hall of Fame, Airtel subscribers can access 4G internet.
The teleco said that it faced many hurdles to make 4G services available. A major challenge was the sub zero temperature.
“Airtel’s network teams and partners have overcome the challenge of extremely difficult terrain and harsh weather conditions, including sub-zero temperatures, to deploy a state-of-the-art 4G network in the region,” it said in a statement.
Commenting on the launch, Ajai Puri, Chief Operating Officer (India & South Asia), Bharti Airtel, said, “Having pioneered 4G rollout in India, Airtel has been committed to expanding its high-speed data networks to every corner of the country and contribute to the Government’s Digital India vision. As part of Project Leap, we will continue to channel investments towards building a world-class future-ready network that touches every Indian.”