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Arunachal Pradesh: 4G connectivity enhancing digital economy at Indo-China border
Lumpo Village
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Arunachal Pradesh: 4G connectivity enhancing digital economy at Indo-China border

| @indiablooms | 03 May 2023, 10:06 am

Locals can now access new-age digital economy after the government-funded 4G tower of Airtel started services last week in Lumpo village of Arunachal Pradesh.

Interestingly, Lumpo is one of the last villages in Tawang district near the line of actual control (LAC).

Reliance Jio, the bigger rival of Airtel, is already present till Dirang, 38 kms from Bomdila in West Kameng district. It expects to connect Jang (98 kms from Dirang) by mid-May and thereafter connect Tawang (40 kms from Jang) by June-end. The telecom tower will open the local population to a host of services, officials told Indian news agency PTI.

With improvement in road infrastructure, most of the people in Lumpo and nearby villages have their own vehicles, but they need to travel hours for accessing banking, education, shopping, government services, etc, in absence of a data network.

“We have been using mobile phones for the last 10-12 years on the BSNL network but data doesn’t work. Airtel 4G has just started and now we are able to transact using Google Pay, PhonePe here. Google is also working well now. Online videos are also working,” Dorjee, an electrician based out of Lumpo, told PTI.

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