NEW DELHI: Telecom major Bharti Airtel plans to launch 5G services within 30 days and cover key metros by December, a senior company official said on Wednesday.
“In a few weeks, we will begin the launch of our next generation technology, Airtel 5G. We plan to launch 5G services within a month. By December, we are expected to have coverage in key metros. After that, we will expand rapidly to cover the whole country. We plan to cover urban India by the end of 2023,” he said.
According to the CEO of the company, all urban areas of the country would be covered by the telco by the end of 2023. Bharti Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal in a communication to customers said that Airtel 5G will deliver speeds significantly higher by 20 to 30 times. compared to a 4G network. “Within a month, we want to start our 5G services. We should reach coverage in major urban areas by December. After that, we will expand rapidly to include the whole country.
By the end of 2023, we expect urban India to be fully covered,” Vittal added. Customers can use the Airtel Thanks app to find out if 5G is available in their community. Airtel 5G will be significantly faster than those on the 4G Network. The speed can be 20-30 times faster than what you receive now. This will speed up the process of starting a program or downloading a large file,” Vittal explained.
He said that Airtel SIM is already 5G compatible and customers must have 5G compatible smartphones to use the service. “Go to the Settings tab and select connections or mobile network to enable 5G on your phone. In addition to 4G or LTE, you will have the option to select 5G. Choose this mode and you are set” , said Vittal.
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