Airtel ties up with Government of Punjab to take high speed 4G LTE services across the State

17th December 2013 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |

Airtel-logoNew Delhi, India, December 17, 2013: Bharti Airtel(“Airtel”), a leading global telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, said that it will invest over INR 4000 crores in the Indian State of Punjab over the next 5 years to expand services and contribute to the Government of Punjab’s digital inclusion agenda.

Airtel and the Government of Punjab signed an agreement on the sidelines of the Progressive Punjab Investors Summit, under which Airtel will take its high speed 4G LTE services to all towns and villages across Punjab and put the State on the data superhighway.

Airtel launched Punjab’s first 4G LTE services in Chandigarh Tri-City in March 2013, making it one of the first States in India to experience the world-class technology. As part of the agreement, the Company willlay an additional 10,000 km of optic fiber across Punjab and expand its 4G footprint to cover most of the State’s population over the next few years. This will provide a major boost to growth of broadband services in rural areas and enable delivery of services such e-governance, e-education, e-health and much more. In particular, it will provider fillip to the growth of the digital economy in the State and support businesses as well as the Government.

Chairman and Group CEO of Bharti Enterprises Sunil Bharti Mittal said, “Airtel has been at the forefront of Punjab’s telecom growth story and we are delighted to be a partner in Government of Punjab’s vision to build a digitally inclusive State. Just like the mobile phone connected millions across Punjab, this high speed data connectivity initiative will further empower people with information and services available at the touch of a screen. I am confident that this initiative will make Punjab a model State for rest of the country.”

 

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