Becoming the first private company, Airtel launches Ultra Fast 4G services in Andaman and Nicobar Islands with the commissioning of submarine optical cable fiber project. The 2,313 kilo metre undersea cable will connect seven islands are Swaraj Deep, Long Island, Rangat, Little Andaman, Kamorta, Car Nicobar and Greater Nicobar of Andaman aside from the capital city Port Blair with 400 gbps.
“The fibre link will be a game changer for the region and unlock the true potential of 4G and even 5G in future for customers,” Bharti Airtel Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal said in a statement. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched enhanced broadband services in the islands as the government looks to bring connectivity in remote Indian areas on par with cities such as Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.
Andaman’s undersea optical fibre launch is the first ever project to provide high speed broadband connections in the Union Territory. The 2,312-kilometre long submarine optical fibre cable project connects Chennai-Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The move is also expected to boost travel and tourism and employment opportunities in the islands.