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Ministry of Communications

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About West Bengal LSA

The West Bengal Licensed Service Area (LSA) encompasses the dynamic region of West Bengal, Sikkim, and the Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Stretching across this diverse landscape, West Bengal shares an expansive 2510 Kms of international border with Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan, while Sikkim’s international borders span over 350 Kms, connecting with Bhutan, China, and Nepal. Within this geography, West Bengal hosts 4218 border villages, while Sikkim is home to 68 such villages. It’s worth highlighting that Sikkim stands out for hosting the highest altitude BTS at the Banker defense outpost, emphasizing the West Bengal LSA’s critical role in national security.

The Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar enjoys seamless connectivity with the mainland through a remarkable under-sea Submarine Optical Fiber Cable, extending 2313 Km from Port Blair to Chennai and encompassing seven other islands of the Andaman & Nicobar Island. Both Sikkim and West Bengal have excelled in the country’s FTTH growth rate ranking, with Sikkim taking the lead and West Bengal securing the fourth position.

A striking 99.96% of inhabited villages within West Bengal benefit from 4G connectivity, underscoring the importance of robust telecom infrastructure in facilitating digital transformation.

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