Airtel’s Innovative Solutions Restore Connectivity Amid Sikkim Calamity


Airtel’s fibre optic network faced a major breakdown, threatening to compound the challenges posed by the natural disaster

During a recent flood crisis in Sikkim, Bharti Airtel showed resilience, using innovative solutions like drones to quickly restore connectivity after a devastating flood fueled by heavy monsoon rains in early October wreaked havoc on the region’s infrastructure, causing severe disruptions, particularly in communication networks.

As a lifeline for residents and businesses alike, Airtel’s fibre optic network faced a major breakdown, threatening to compound the challenges posed by the natural disaster. Recognising the urgency of the situation, Airtel partnered with IG Drones, a drone company, to explore possible innovative solutions for the swift restoration of fibre optic connectivity.

In a move to expedite the restoration process, Airtel deployed a cutting-edge drone fleet equipped with specialised technology for network assessment and repairs by joining forces with the drone company. The collaboration between Airtel and IG Drones played a key role in ensuring the restoration of the vital fibre optic line, reinstating uninterrupted connectivity across the flood-affected region. 

Airtel’s proactive approach, combined with IG Drones’ expertise, enabled a seamless blend of rapid assessment and precise fibre line restoration. The drones conducted aerial surveys to assess the extent of damage to the Airtel fibre optic line, providing crucial data for engineers to pinpoint the exact location of the damage and meticulously plan for repairs.

The specialised drone equipment, operated by IG Drones, accessed the damaged section of the fibre optic line with precision and speed, conducted necessary repairs, and ensured that the fibre optic network was operational within an exceptionally short timeframe. This not only safeguarded the well-being of the local population but also underscored Airtel’s commitment to delivering uninterrupted communication services during times of crisis. 

The successful collaboration also highlighted Airtel’s dedication to embracing innovative solutions. The company’s ability to adapt to evolving technologies was evident in joining forces with IG Drones to restore connectivity.

This incident not only showcases Airtel’s resilience and commitment to customer service but also underscores the crucial role of partnerships and technological innovation in overcoming challenges and ensuring the seamless operation of essential services during unforeseen crises.

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