prime minister Narendra Modi today launched 5G services in the country after a long wait. 5G services will begin rolling out to users in India starting today. Leading telecom operator Airtel has announced that it will start rolling out 5G services in 8 regions.

This makes Airtel the first company to launch 5G in the country. Bharti Airtel This was stated by Chairman Sunil Mittal Airtel 5G will be launched in India from today. The company has yet to reveal all eight regions, but Mr. Mittal said Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi and Bangalore are some of them. Mittal also said that Airtel plans to launch 5G in several cities by March 2023 and across India by 2024.

According to a senior company official, Airtel 5G services will be available on existing 4G tariffs and the new 5G tariff will be announced after some time. The officer said 5G services are also being launched in Chennai, Hyderabad and Siliguri. Bharti Airtel boss Technologies Officer Randeep Singh Sekhon said the company’s backend infrastructure is ready.

“We need to install equipment on mobile towers for 5G service. We do it gradually. From today, the service will be available in the tower area where the equipment is installed,” added Mr. Sehan.

He said that every day Airtel is adding new cities for 5G services and increasing penetration within cities. “People need to have 5G phones to access the service that launches today,” Mr Sekhon said.

Bharti Airtel placed an order for 5G equipment with Ericsson, Nokia and Samsung immediately after the auctions ended. The Sunil Mittal-led firm recently acquired 19,867.8 MHz of spectrum in the 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 3300 MHz and 26 GHz bands, strengthening its spectrum position. Bharti Airtel acquired spectrum worth Rs 43,084 crore in the just concluded auction.

(With inputs from PTI)

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