Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”) announced the launch of its 4G services in the remote geography of Hayuliang (Anjaw District) in Arunachal Pradesh. Customers in 100 villages across the Hayuliang region will now be able to enjoy superfast data experience and HD quality VoLTE calling on India’s fastest mobile network.
Airtel plans to gradually expand its 4G services to other parts of the district. The rollout, which is part of Project Leap – Airtel’s network transformation initiative, is a testament to the company’s network execution capabilities. Airtel’s network teams and partners have overcome the challenge of extremely difficult terrain to deploy a state-of-the-art 4G network in the region. Airtel has also been consistently ramping up its 4G capacity in the North East region to serve the fast growing customer demand for high-speed data. Airtel is the largest private mobile operator in Arunachal Pradesh with over half million customers. Its 4G services covers over 30 towns and 900 villages across the state.
Commenting on the launch, Raveendra Desai, Chief Executive Officer, Bharti Airtel, North East and Assam said, “We are pleased to launch our services in Hayuliang and look forward to delighting customers with best in class services on India’s best smartphone network. We invite customers to avail the exciting data offers and get on to the digital superhighway. We remain committed to the Government’s digital vision for the State and will continue to invest in expanding our services.”
There will be no additional data charges for VoLTE and calls will be billed as per existing plan or pack benefits. In case of non-availability of 4G network, Airtel VoLTE calls automatically fall back on 3G/2G network to ensure that customers continue to stay connected at all times. Customers can get started on Airtel VoLTE services by following a few quick steps.