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Airtel India becomes the first telco to roll out 4G network in Lakshadweep Islands

4G services have reached Lakshadweep Islands for the first time.

Indian telecommunications major Airtel has today announced that it has launched its 4G services Lakshadweep Islands. The company has claimed that it is the first ever mobile provider to launch high-speed data services on the island, that is now connected to the digital superhighway.

With Airtel‘s 4G services, people on the Lakshadweep Islands will be able to enjoy various digital services like HD quality video streaming, superfast downloads and uploads, and high speeds internet browsing. The company has also said that 4G services will also give an overall boost to the local economy of the island. We should point out that Lakshadweep is also a very popular tourist destination. With the addition of 4G network, people visiting the island will also be able to access seamless mobile broadband connectivity, provided they have an Airtel connection.

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Starting today, the 4G network from Airtel will be live across Agatti, Bangaram and Kavaratti. The 4G network would gradually roll out to the rest of the island as well.

The company has also said that after rolling out its services to Lakshadweep, Airtel’s high-speed 4G network covers the length and breadth of India. Airtel has also added that it has expanded the high-speed networks to the remotest corners of the North East.

Airtel has specified that customers will be able to upgrade to 4G SIM for free. They will be able to choose from a range of exciting Prepaid and Postpaid plans that come with premium bundled content like Netflix, Amazon, ZEE5 and access to Airtel TV and Wynk Music.

Commenting on the launch Smt 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.”

Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO (India and South Asia), Bharti Airtel said, “We are truly proud to become the first operator to launch 4G services in Lakshadweep and put the last remaining remote territory on the digital superhighway. Airtel 4G now reaches the farthest corners of India and empowers customers by connecting them to the world of digital services. Mobile broadband is also an important economic enabler, and Airtel 4G will also add to Lakshadweep’s growth, connecting customers and businesses. We remain fully committed to building a Digital India and invite everyone to experience Airtel 4G, which has been consistently rated as the fastest network by multiple platforms.”

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