Airtel has announced the launch of its 5G services in Port Blair, making it the first operator to bring the power of 5G to the Union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The company recently rolled out its 5G Plus services in 235 cities, expanding the total availability to over 500 cities.
Airtel said that its 5G Plus services will be available to customers in a phased manner as Airtel continues to construct its network and complete the roll-out.
Customers with 5G-enabled devices will enjoy a high-speed Airtel 5G Plus network at no extra cost until the roll-out is more widespread. Airtel added that it will augment its network, making its services available to cities across the Union territory in due course.
Commenting on the launch, Ayan Sarkar, CEO – West Bengal and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bharti Airtel, said:
Connectivity to our customers in the entryway to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is in line with our commitment to bridging the digital divide and connecting communities who need it the most. I am thrilled to announce the launch of Airtel 5G Plus in Port Blair. Customers here can now experience ultrafast networks and enjoy speeds up to 20–30 times faster than the current 4G speeds. We are in the process of lighting up the entire Union territory which will allow customers to enjoy superfast access to high-definition video streaming, gaming, multiple chatting, instant uploading of photos and more.