- Bharti Airtel announced its 5G services in seven cities of Jammu & Kashmir.
- Reliance Jio launched its true 5G services in seven cities of Northeast India spanning across six states.
- Both Airtel and Jio are working towards the expansion of their 5G services across the nation.
Airtel and Jio are the only two telcos in India currently rolling out 5G services and both have announced their fifth-gen network expansion in different circles. While Airtel 5G services were launched in seven cities of Jammu & Kashmir on Friday, Jio announced its Jio True 5G network services in cities spanning across six Northeastern states.
Airtel launches 5G in seven J&K cities
Airtel 5G network services have been launched in seven Jammu & Kashmir cities, including Samba, Kathua, Udhampur, Akhnoor, Kupwara, Lakhanpur, and Khour. The network was already live in Srinagar. As per Airtel, its 5G services will be available to its users in a phased manner as the company is still constructing its network to complete the rollout. Airtel customers using 5G-enabled devices can experience high-speed Airtel 5G Plus network at no extra cost until the rollout is more widespread.
Adarsh Verma, COO of Bharti Airtel, Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh said, “Customers in these cities can now experience ultrafast network and enjoy speeds up to 20-30 times faster than the current 4G speeds.”
Jio 5G launched in six Northeast states
Reliance Jio also announced its True 5G services spanning across six Northeast Indian states, including Manipur (Imphal), Tripura (Agartala), Meghalaya (Shillong), Mizoram (Aizawl), Arunachal Pradesh (Itanagar), Nagaland (Kohima and Dimapur). The company has also claimed to provide its True 5G services in every town and taluka of the North-Eastern states by December 2023.
January 27 onwards, the Jio network users in these six states will be invited to avail of the Jio Welcome Offer in order to get the benefits of Unlimited Data at up to 1 Gbps+ speeds, at no additional cost.
Following the events, the Jio Spokesperson mentioned that Jio True 5G has already reached 191 cities in less than four months of its beta launch.