After announcing the roll-out of 5G services in 8 cities at the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2022, Airtel today officially launched its 5G services which it is calling ‘Airtel 5G plus’ in 8 cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Siliguri, Nagpur and Varanasi.
Airtel said that it will roll out the services in these cities in a phased manner as it construct its network and complete the roll out. Customers who have 5G smartphones will enjoy the high speed Airtel 5G Plus on their existing data plans until the roll out is more widespread, said the company.
It will cover in all key metros by the end of this year, all of urban India in 2023 and across the country by March 2024. Since the existing Airtel 4G SIM is 5G enabled, no SIM change needed to enjoy 5G services.
Advantages of Airtel 5G Plus for customers
- Runs on a technology that has the widest acceptance in the world, with the most developed ecosystem. This ensures that all 5G smartphones in India seamlessly work on the Airtel network.
- Promises to deliver the best experience – between 20 to 30 times higher speeds than today coupled with brilliant voice experience and super-fast call connect.
- Airtel 5G Plus network will be kinder to the environment with its special power reduction solution.
Commenting on the launch, Gopal Vittal, Managing Director & CEO, Bharti Airtel said:
Airtel has been at the forefront of India’s telecom revolution for the last 27 years. Today marks one more step in our journey as we build out the finest network to deliver the best experience for our customers. For us, our customers are at the core of everything we do. Our solution will therefore work on any 5G handset and the existing SIM that customers have. Our obsession on customer experience is now embellished with a 5G solution that is kinder to the environment.
Airtel 5G Plus is all set to redefine the way people communicate, live, work, connect and play for years to come.