Bharti Airtel has launched mobile service in Kaksar, the border village of Kargil district in Ladakh.

Airtel introduces Kaksar village to high speed wireless broadband on 4G and gets on to the digital superhighway to enjoy uninterrupted service. Located 20 kilometers from the district headquarters of Kargil, the mobile services will cover Kaksar and Latoo villages.

Commenting on the launch, Pushpinder Singh Gujral, chief executive officer, Upper North, Bharti Airtel 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.”

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 Kaksar 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.