Airtel launches FTTH broadband service in Ladakh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands


Bharti Airtel on Thursday (June 16th) launched its FTTH broadband services in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Ladakh. FTTH stands for Fibre-To-The-Home, which implies that the company has successfully laid its fiber in the region, which is not easy given the difficult terrain. With this, Airtel becomes the first private telecommunications company/internet service provider to launch FTTH broadband services in the regions.

Airtel Provides FTTH Broadband Service to Ladakh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands

At present, Airtel’s FTTH broadband services are only available in limited locations in the regions – Leh in Ladakh and Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. However, as the company reaches a steady state of services in the locations, it also plans to provide high-speed Internet services to other locations in the region. At present, Airtel provides high speed broadband services in 847 cities and towns in India.

Speaking about the milestone, Broadband Business CEO at Bharti Airtel, Vir Inder Nath said, “The post-pandemic era has brought an increase in demand for high-speed broadband in homes, especially for working from home, online learning as well as online entertainment.”

Further adding, Nath said, “Airtel is investing aggressively to meet the needs of its customers and plans to expand its FTTH footprint to 2,000 cities across the country over the next three years and contribute to a connected India. digitally”.

In related news, Airtel expects to reach the average revenue per user target of Rs 300 in five years while the next tariff hike, which is pending this year, will help the company break through the Rs 200 mark. Bharti Airtel India and South Asia MD and CEO, Gopal Vittal, on an investor call, said the company was able to win 4G customers even as shortage of microchips drove up smartphone prices . Postpaid customer base crossed the 20 crore mark, he added.

“My own feeling is that we should start to see rate increases during this year. I believe that rates at this level are still very low. The first stop is to get to Rs 200, which will require at least a series of rate increases,” Vittal said.


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