Confirmed! Both Airtel & Jio Will Launch 5G In The Month Of October Across India
India seems to be fully prepared for the implementation of 5G, according to Sunil Mittal, the chairman of Bharti Enterprises.
He said while announcing Bharti Airtel’s plan to introduce its fifth-generation services in October.
5G Services In India
Some people believe that India is behind the West in the adoption of 5G, as it has already begun in the west.
But, it appears that India is not running late, in fact, it is on time.
In the meantime, there are use cases being created.
Also, devices are becoming available at lower prices, which is ideal for a country like India.
Spectrum Availability For 5G
Further Mittal said that the government offered “a lot of spectrum” for auction, in a fireside interview with India Today.
For the 5G to function properly, a significant amount of spectrum must be available.
According to Mittal, India is prepared in terms of spectrum as the equipment is now quite standard and readily available.
Further adding Mittal said, Airtel had been preparing for this day for the last 24 months.
Now Airtel is planning to debut in the second part of 2022.
Although, some of it’s rivals believed that it [5G] could arrive in 2020 or 2021.
Beginning from the major cities, Airtel plans to progressively expand its network across the country, up to the hinterlands.
Reliance Jio, Airtel, Adani Data Networks, and other 5G spectrum auction participants have already done their payments to the Department of Telecommunications.
On the other hand, Vodafone Idea is in the process of settling its obligations reportedly.
Airtel is planning to attain national coverage by March 2024 by completing its 5G rollout strategy for the top 5,000 towns.
When it comes to Jio, being the market leader in telecom, it has already finished planning coverage for 1,000 towns.
Report indicates that the first sale of 5G airwaves in India has brought in almost Rs 1.5 lakh crore to the Indian government.