National telecom backbone and pan India 3G mobile service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) launched its GSM Mobile Service at the remote tribal villages located close to the Indo-China border in Himachal Pradesh circle’s mountainous Kinnaur district.
BSNL is the first and only telecom operators to offer the communication / mobile services in this snowbound region. Namgyal , Khab and Tashigang are the three isolated villages where villagers can now access BSNL’s mobile services.
Earlier In July 2011 BSNL launched its mobile services in the adjoining tribal district of Lahaul & Spiti by covering the Keylong-Udaipur-Tandi-Kilar road and the Batal-Losar-Kaza road as we shared on TelecomTalk.
According to the BSNL’s statement, the GSM Mobile connectivity will also come to aid of tourists, locals, including migratory shepherds who get stranded in the snowbound area during freak snowfall from time to time, but without any connection with the outside world.