Airtel today announced that it is the first mobile operator to launch ‘Ultra-Fast 4G’ services in Andaman and Nicobar, after launching 4G services in the island back in January last year. Department of Telecommunications today launched new 2300 kilometer undersea optic fiber link between Chennai and Andaman and Nicobar.
Inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi, the foundation stone for this project was laid by the PM on 30th December 2018 at Port Blair. The service had begun today on a major chunk of the islands from Chennai to Port Blair, Port Blair to Little Andaman and Port Blair to Swaraj Island.
The fiber link will be a game changer for the region and unlock the true potential of 4G and even 5G in future for customers. Airtel said that it remains fully committed to the Government’s vision of Digital India.
“We hope the Department of Telecom will accelerate the deployment of USOF for building such infrastructure backbone to complement the efforts of telecom operators to bridge the digital divide,” said Airtel.
Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman, Bharti Airtel said:
The new fiber link marks a major milestone in India’s digital transformation journey as this critical infrastructure reaches the strategic archipelago. We are grateful to the Hon’ble Prime Minister for taking the time to launch this key digital infrastructure.