Airtel announces launch of its 5G service in 8 cities

With this, Bharti Airtel has established itself as the nation’s first company to introduce 5G services.

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As per Sunil Bharti Mittal, chairman of Bharti Airtel, who spoke at the India Mobile Congress, the company’s 5G service would be accessible starting on Saturday in eight cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, and Bangalore.

 

With this, Bharti Airtel has established itself as the nation’s first company to introduce 5G services.

“When you (Prime Minister) will launch 5G today. 5G from Airtel will be available in 8 cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Bangalore and other cities,” Mittal said.

 

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Additionally, he stated that Airtel would roll out 5G services across India by March 2024 and in a number of other locations by March 2023.

The telecom department estimates that 5G technology will give up to three times more efficient spectrum use and download speeds that are ten times faster than those of 4G.

Mittal praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his understanding of technology and how it relates to the advancement of the country.

“We are proud and very fortunate that we have amongst us a leader who understands technology meticulously. Many leaders appreciate technology but its granular understanding and linking it for the progress of the country, according to me what Modi Ji can do no one else will be able to do,” he said.

He also accredited the contribution of Reliance Industries Limited chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani to the boom in 4G usage.

“I would like to remind Mukesh (Ambani) when he gave a lot of pace to 4G and we had run very fast to catch up with it. When COVID hit, the pulse of this nation did not stop even for a minute. Our work continued round the clock and its credit goes to Digital Mission,” Mittal said.

Airtel 5G services will be offered at current 4G rates until a new 5G tariff is established, according to a senior corporate executive.

 

According to the officer, 5G services are also being introduced in Siliguri, Hyderabad, Nagpur, and Chennai.

Randeep Singh Sekhon, chief technology officer at Bharti Airtel, stated that the organization’s backend infrastructure is prepared.