The telecom infrastructure set up by Airtel will also enable other telecom service providers to offer services in the region, providing a major fillip to telecom connectivity in the region. Ajai Puri, the chief operating officer (India and South Asia), Bharti Airtel, said, "Airtel has been leading the expansion of telecom services in the Northeast and as the largest operator in these markets, we have gained deep understanding of the region. This project will provide a massive boost to telecom connectivity in these areas and truly connect them with the rest of India and the world. Customers in these areas can look forward to affordable world-class mobile services very soon." Airtel is the largest mobile operator in the Northeast and is the only operator to offer 2G/3G/4G services in the region.
Source: The Telegraph December 10, 2017 22:07 UTC