Bharti Airtel has introduced voice and data connectivity services in Kargil, one of the toughest terrains in the country, a move that reinforces its pan-India presence.
The connectivity has been extended to the region through V-SAT links and specially designed telecommunication infrastructure, which can be adjusted as per the need in case of any unprecedented weather conditions.
With connectivity in Kargil, Airtel has covered the farthest destination on the network coverage map of Jammu & Kashmir, it said in a statement.
While the government has undertaken various measures to improve tourist infrastructure in the region, lack of accessibility and communication during winters, keeps Kargil isolated from other parts of the country.
''At Airtel, it is our constant endeavour to provide superior user experience to our customers by seamlessly connecting them wherever they go. District Kargil is known for its inclement weather conditions and remains cut off from the rest of the country for more than six months, especially during winters,'' Jagbir Singh Bharti's director for network services said.
''The teams have worked very hard towards this project and we are pleased to have the network deployment that will allow the natives and tourists to stay connected to their near and dear ones throughout the year. With this, Airtel becomes the only private operator to have network footprints in the border district of J&K,'' Singh added.