Things are getting speed up in Andaman and Nicobar Islands after the undersea cable project that connects Chennai and Andaman and Nicobar Islands goes live. Taking the first-mover advantage, Bharti Airtel has launched Ultra-Fast 4G services in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Those who may have missed, earlier today Hon’ble Prime Minister of India inaugurated the undersea Submarine Optical Fibre project between Chennai and Andaman & Nicobar island. This boost data connectivity in the sea locked region and would also boost 4G and upcoming 5G services. The cable could be used to provide data speeds of up to 400 Gbps in Port Blair, while rest of the islands will receive internet speeds of up to 200 Gbps. The Rs 1,224 crore project was laid by none other than BSNL and was executed by the telco in less than 24 months.
Back to Airtel 4G services, the telco is moving fast and launching it’s high-speed and now enhanced 4G services to its customers in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Note that, the telco has been serving the islands since 2005 and was the first private Indian telecom operator to launch mobile services there. With CANI cables in place, the telco can enhance its existing mobile services with Ultra-Fast 4G, adding up more bandwidth and internet speed. They are now also the first telecom operator to launch 4G services in the islands.
“The new fibre link marks a major milestone in India’s digital transformation journey as this critical infrastructure reaches the strategic archipelago,” said Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman, Bharti Airtel in a statement. “The fibre link will be a game-changer for the region and unlock the true potential of 4G and even 5G in the future for customers,” he further added.
Airtel 4G would serve people in seven islands of Andaman and Nicobar, including the capital city Port Blair. The seven islands are Swaraj Deep, Long Island, Rangat, Little Andaman, Kamorta, Car Nicobar and Greater Nicobar.