Airtel is launching 5G service in 8 cities. The service, will at first, be available at current 4G rates.
The company will announce a new tariff for 5G after some time.
Bharti Airtel has announced the launch of its 5G service in eight cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Varanasi and other cities. This has made Bharti Airtel the first telco to launch 5G services in the country.
The company’s chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal said, “When you (Prime Minister) will launch 5G today. 5G from Airtel will be available in 8 cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Varanasi.”
He also stated that Airtel plans to provide 5G services in numerous cities throughout the country by March 2023, and throughout India by March 2024.
According to the telecom agency, 5G technology would provide ten times the download speed of 4G and up to three times the spectrum efficiency.
Mittal praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s knowledge of technology and how it relates to the country’s prosperity.
He said, “We are happy and lucky to have a leader who is deeply knowledgeable about technology. Many leaders value technology, but “what Modi Ji can accomplish, no one else will be able to achieve,” he remarked, referring to his deep grasp of technology and its application to the advancement of the country.
Mittal also commended Mukesh Ambani, chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Limited, for his contribution to the advancement of 4G.
Mittal continued, “I remember Mukesh (Ambani) accelerating 4G, and we had to sprint pretty hard to keep up. When th COVID-19 pandemic hit, the nation’s heartbeat did not stop for even a minute. Our efforts are ongoing around the clock, and Digital Mission deserves recognition.”
He said that the Prime Minister issued the startup mantra, which resulted in the birth of unicorns every month.
Mittal added, “I believe that hundreds of use cases will generate thousands of entrepreneurs and dozens of new unicorns as a result of 5G.”