SRINAGAR: High-speed 4G internet connectivity was restored late Sunday in central Kashmir's Ganderbal district and Udhampur in Jammu on a "trial basis" till September 8, ending a year-long blackout since the nullification of Article 370.
For now, 4G services will be limited to postpaid mobile subscribers. Users of prepaid connections would be able to access 4G on completion of a mandatory verification process, a PTI report said.
The order will be reviewed on September 9, an official of the J&K home department told TOI.
A senior police officer said 3G and 4G internet would be restored in phases across the Valley and "reviewed from time to time".
The restoration of 4G on postpaid connections in two districts comes within days of the Centre informing the Supreme Court that a special committee was looking into the feasibility of lifting the ban on high-speed internet services on mobile devices.
All telecom services in J&K had been suspended for over three months since August 5 last year before landline and 2G mobile connectivity was restored. Most parts of the erstwhile Read More – Source