Telecom major Airtel has announced the launch of its 4G services in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. With this, the company has become the first ever to provide high speed network on the islands. For those unaware, data connectivity still happens to be a big issue in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
The 4G services by Airtel will first we rolled out in Port Blair, which is the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Thereafter, the company will roll out the 4G services in other areas of the island too.
According to Airtel, with its 4G services, the native people, as well as tourists, will be able to enjoy digital services like HD quality video streaming, superfast downloads and uploads and high speeds internet browsing. Furthermore, users will be able to upgrade to 4G SIM for free.
The telecom major has also mentioned that the 4G service was launched by Mr Bishnu Pada Ray, Member of Parliament and Smt Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Department of Telecom via video call.
Speaking about the launch, Smt Aruna Sundararajan said, “The launch of 4G services in Andaman and Nicobar Islands is another major milestone towards fulfilling our vision of digitally connected India. I congratulate the team at Airtel for taking the lead in rolling out these services in such remote locations and bringing the benefits of mobile broadband to citizens. We ensure the industry of continued support in their efforts to provide broadband access to every Indian.”
Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO (India and South Asia), Bharti Airtel also commented about the launch of 4G services in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, saying, “We are delighted to launch the first 4G service in Andaman and Nicobar and contribute towards building a truly digitally empowered India. Having given the islands its first mobile network in 2005, we now look forward to serving customers with world-class high speed data services and invite them to experience our 4G network. We would also like to thank the DoT and the local administration for their continued support to our endeavour.”
It is notable that the 4G roll-out is a part of Project Leap, which is Airtel’s nationwide network transformation program.