Lakshadweep attracts numerous beach and nature lovers, honeymooners and travel enthusiasts from across the country every single year. This beautiful archipelago, off the Kerala coast, boasts of a number of coral islands and pristine beaches.
Once here, you can forget all your worries and simply laze around in the sun or stroll on one of its many beaches. This calm and serene place is also a photographer’s delight. Given the abundance of natural beauty here in the form of turquoise waters and unending stretches of sand, you get some really breathtaking shots! Now isn't that exactly what your Instagram and Facebook need? And while people earlier had difficulty getting internet there, that is not a problem anymore, thanks to the availability of Airtel 4G.
Airtel has launched 4G services in the Lakshadweep islands and this decision is sure to benefit locals and tourists in more ways than one. No more buffering or slow internet, now you will be able to enjoy HD quality video streaming, superfast downloads and high-speed browsing wherever you are. If you are planning on travelling there, you can rest assured that you won't lose connection from the rest of the world. You can video call back home, upload your Instagram stories and even keep up with your favourite TV shows. To start with, Airtel 4G will be available across Agatti, Bangaram and Kavaratti islands and will then gradually be expanded to other parts of the archipelago.
A digital start-up out of Lakshadweep may have so far sounded unlikely, but the availability of 4G internet may soon make it a reality. That’s the beauty of technology. It opens up doors of possibilities that we didn’t know existed. By connecting local businesses with customers and vice-versa, high-speed mobile internet will act as an economic enabler in the islands. It will inspire the growth of new businesses and expansion of existing ones. All this will collectively give a boost to the local economy and improve the standard of living of the residents.
This one decision by Airtel is sure to set the wheels of digital revolution rolling in the islands.
Fast internet is going to change how you vacation in Lakshadweep. While you might have required a local to tag along with you to show you around, now you can be your own guide. Losing your way or being confused about where you want to have dinner is not going to be a problem anymore.
High-speed 4G services will also prove to be a boon to travel bloggers who visit the islands and like to keep their followers updated about every little detail. They can share their experiences with the world as they happen and in turn encourage more people to travel to the island.
Airtel’s decision will undoubtedly put Lakshadweep islands on the fast track to digitisation and economic progress, and also bridge the geographical disparity it has with the mainland. This in itself is quite big, but this is just a start. Let's see where we go from here.