Jio becomes 1st operator to bring mobile connectivity to Demchok, offers 4G services

New Delhi: Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio has become the first operator to bring mobile connectivity to Demchok in eastern Ladakh with the start of its 4G voice and data services in the border village.
Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, Member of Parliament from Leh, inaugurated Jio mobile tower in Demchok and dedicated 4G services to the people of the border village, Army, ITBA, and travellers.
After inaugurating the mobile tower at border village Chushul, he said, “It will surely strengthen border security as well as the rural economy of border villages.”
Tweeting about the event, he said he dedicated “4G internet to the villagers, Army and tourists travelling Pangong-Chushul-Tsaga via Rizang La.”
Sitting at over 13,000 feet above sea level, Demchok serves as the last landmark on the Indian border with China to facilitate communication to Jawans posted at high altitudes and also local residents.
Besides Demchok, 4G services were also inaugurated at the border village of Chushul, Nyoma Tharuk and Durbuk in Ladakh.
In Ladakh, the Jio network has been connected via 3 fiber routes, Leh-Srinagar, Leh-Manali (Himachal Pradesh), and Leh-Gurez, to build redundancy. The Leh-Gurez route is expected to be live soon. Leh- Manali route is on Raman Amplifier technology which has been used for fiber connectivity on land for the first time.
Posting a video of snowclad terrain of the region, he tweeted, “Touring along Line of Actual Control (LAC) borders in Eastern Ladakh for last 3 days, driving from Chushul to Leh on snow-covered road enjoying the amazing landscape.

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