Airtel rolled out its 5G services across 8 cities in India last month. Today, the company has announced that it has crossed the 1 million unique 5G user mark on its network. It added that it has achieved this milestone in less than 30 days of its commercial launch, even as the network is being built.
Airtel 5G is now live in Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Siliguri, Nagpur and Varanasi. The company said that services in these cities are getting rolled out in a phased manner as the company continues to construct its network and complete the roll-out.
Airtel already said that 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. It is also working with mobile makers to push updates to existing 5G phones.
Randeep Sekhon, CTO, Bharti Airtel, said,
These are early days but the response from customers have been very encouraging. Our network is being built every day even as all 5G devices are now capable of working on the Airtel 5G Plus network barring a few exceptions which should also be done in the coming weeks. We will continue to advance our network with a vision to connect the entire country.