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    Launches 2G and 3G services in Lumla, Nafra and Longding

    • Continues to expand high speed mobile broadband footprint in Arunachal Pradesh
    • Only operator in the state to provide 4G services
    • Rollout is part of Airtel’s national network transformation initiative - Project Leap

    Itanagar/Guwahati, 30 June, 2016: Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecommunications services provider, today announced the launch of its 2G and 3G mobile services in towns of Lumla, Nafra and Longding in Arunachal Pradesh under its network transformation program “Project Leap”. This is also the first time that customers in these towns will have access to 3G mobile services. 


    Airtel is the largest mobile services provider in Arunachal Pradesh and offers 2G, 3G and 4G services to customers. Airtel was also the first operator to launch 3G in the state and is the only operator that offers 4G in Arunachal Pradesh. Airtel has connected important towns like Bomdilla, Naharlagun, Daporijo, Itanagar, Tawang and Zero with superfast 4G.


    Sameer Anjaria, CEO, Airtel North East and Assam said, “We are committed to building telecom infrastructure across Arunachal Pradesh and take our services deeper into the state. The launch of services in Lumla, Nafra and Longding underlines our commitment to the region. Our teams have overcome difficult terrain and several operational challenges to ensure that our network serves customers even in these far flung locations.”


    Airtel is also the largest mobile operator in North East and Assam. Airtel’s mobile network currently covers close to half of the total population of Arunachal Pradesh. Airtel’s network umbrella in the region covers key areas including Palin, Seppa, Sagalee, Zero, Daporijo, Raga, Along, Pasighat, Khonsa, Basar. Bomdila, Deomali, Jairampur, Naharlagun, Namsai, Jang, Sela Pass, Tenga valley, Bhalukpung, Jamiri, Bana, Sinchung, Yachuli, Mahadevpur, Changlang, Balijan, Dirang, Rupa, Sessa, Mebo, Potin, Lohit, Holangi, and Tippi.


    Earlier in November 2015, Airtel launched its Rs. 60,000 crore network transformation and expansion program ‘Project Leap’ aimed at perceptibly improving network quality and delivering the best customer experience. It also launched a special website www.airtel.in/leap that allows customers to know everything they want to know on how Project Leap, is progressing in their respective localities.

    About Bharti Airtel

    Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 3 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company's product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 361 million customers across its operations at the end of May 2016. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com.