Vi 5G network to roll out in Delhi soon, telco informs users

Vi's superfast plan to spoil Airtel's 5G launch this month.

Highlights
  • Vodafone idea (Vi) could soon roll out its 5G network in India. 
  • The telecom geared up with global leaders like Nokia and Ericsson for equipment required in its 5G rollout.
  • A 91mobiles’ team member received a message from Vi that Vi 5G will soon be available in Delhi-NCR. 

Days after Airtel revealed its plan to roll out its 5G network in August, Vi started informing users in Delhi about its 5G service’s availability. Today morning, a 91mobiles’ team member witnessed a message from Vi that said: “Good News!! Vi network is being upgraded to 5G ! Your network experience will now be superior, soon you will experience better coverage and superfast Internet service in Delhi-NCR with our Vi network.”

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Not so long ago, the telecom partnered with global leaders like Nokia and Ericsson for equipment required in its 5G rollout. The company conducted multiple trials in different locations and came out with a top speed of 5.92Gbps in Pune using Ericsson’s latest software.

Vi 5G network in Delhi soon?

Vi 5G

After the 5G auction in India ended, the services were said to launch this month and will be available to use by October. Word on the Internet is PM Narendra Modi might announce the 5G services in India at the Indian Mobile Congress 2022, held on September 29th.

While the text does not give a precise date of when to expect the 5G service in Delhi, it is expected to launch soon and roll out could start by October 2022. Apart from Delhi, the 5G rollout is stated to happen in 2022, beginning in 12 other cities: Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Gurugram, Mumbai, Pune Hyderabad, Chennai, Jamnagar, Kolkata, and Lucknow.

For those concerned, you don’t need to upgrade to a 5G SIM to enjoy the fast speed, as long as telecom uses NSA 5G technology. However, you’ll need a 5G compatible device to take advantage of the fifth-generation network.