Located 20 kilometers from the district headquarters of Kargil, the mobile services will cover Kaskar and Latoo villages.
Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), one of India’s leading telecommunications services provider become the
first operator to launch mobile service in Kaskar, the border village of Kargil district in Ladakh.
Airtel introduced Kaskar village to high speed wireless broadband on 4G and get on to the digital
superhighway to enjoy uninterrupted service. Located 20 kilometers from the district headquarters of
Kargil, the mobile services will cover Kaskar and Latoo villages.
Speaking on the launch, Pushpinder Singh Gujral, CEO – Bharti Airtel, Upper North said, “Airtel remains
committed to delivering the highest quality of service to its customers. Connectivity to the border towns
is in line with our commitment to bridge the digital divide and connect communities who need it the
most. We are delighted that the service will empower our customers in the border villages to access a
myriad set of possibilities on their mobile phones. We are grateful to the Ministry of
Telecommunications for all their help in making the launch to the LoC region a reality.”.
According to Airtel, accessibility to wireless broadband will open up infinite opportunities for customers of the border villages. The launch will bring mobile broadband coverage across the villages of Kaska and Latoo. For the predominantly young people of the region, the ability to join a classroom via the internet, will mark a huge step forward for their future.