“With broader 5G opportunities enabled by 26GHz, the company is poised to continuously drive innovation to create the ultimate Airtel 5G Plus experiences for its customers,” the company said.
Airtel added that the 5G performance on the ground demonstrated “remarkable potential and the growing momentum of 5G adoption.”
Airtel 5G availability
Airtel’s 5G service is now available in over 3500 cities and towns across the country. The company says that it has surpassed the 10 million unique customer mark on its 5G network nationally and is well poised to cover every town and key rural area with its 5G service by September 2023.
The company also launched unlimited 5G data for its customers with an aim to encourage them to experience next-generation networks.
“Customers will now be able to experience ultrafast, reliable and secure 5G Plus services without having to worry about data exhaustion as Airtel removes the capping on data usage across all existing plans,” it said.
Jio 5G rollout
Airtel’s announcement comes a few days after country’s biggest telecom giant Jio announced that it completed minimum roll-out obligations in each of the 22 Licensed Service Areas (LSA) by August 11.
“Since receiving the 5G spectrum in August last year, our team has been working round the clock to ensure we keep up the pace of the 5G roll-out that we had promised to enable pan-India 5G coverage by the end of this year. This is one of the fastest 5G roll-outs of this scale globally and gives India a prominent position on the global 5G map,” said Akash Ambani, chairman, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited.