The beautiful island of Lakshadweep got its first private mobile service provider in the form of Airtel. Airtel will provide both prepaid and postpaid services.
Initially, Airtel will provide mobile services only in three islands of Kavaratti, Agatti and Bangaram. It has set up two towers in Kavaratti and one each in Agatti and Bangaram. Airtel has also tied up with 50 retail outlets across Lakshadweep to provide anytime recharge facility with Airtel Easy Charge and SIM card buying and registering facilities.
This move by Airtel will provide it with various first mover advantages and will hopefully see other services providers looking at this market.