The launch of 5G in India is not far away, and people will finally be able to enjoy faster internet speeds. On the 75th anniversary of India’s independence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced from the Red Fort that the wait for 5G is over and that it will soon be rolled out across the country. But when will 5G be available in India? Airtel and Jio have already made some bold claims about the rollout of India’s 5G network. Continue reading to learn more.
When will Airtel 5G be available in India?
Gopal Vittal, CEO of Airtel, recently confirmed that the telecom operator would launch 5G services in August. The company announced that it will begin deploying a 5G network in India by the end of this month in collaboration with major technology companies such as Samsung, Nokia, and Ericsson. Airtel plans to cover all towns and cities, including rural areas, by 2024, according to the telecom giant.
Reliance Jio’s Chairman, Akash Ambani, recently stated that the “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” will be celebrated with the nationwide rollout of 5G. While Jio did not launch it on August 15, it is expected to happen soon, given the telecom giant’s claims.
Airtel 5G launch date in India
The companies are expected to begin testing 5G in a few cities first. According to reports, the Prime Minister will officially launch the 5G network on September 29 during the India Mobile Congress (IMC).
List of cities that will be the first to receive Airtel’s 5G network
Airtel is said to be launching 5G in only 13 cities at first. Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jamnagar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, and Pune are rumoured to be among them.
What could be the price of Airtel 5G services?
Airtel 5G prices are expected to be comparable to 4G prepaid plans. According to the company’s CTO, Randeep Sekhon, “if you look globally, there isn’t a significant difference between 5G and 4G tariffs.” We anticipate that 5G plans in India will be priced similarly to 4G tariffs.”