Apple iPhone users in India might soon be able to use its 5G networks, according to Airtel''s chief technology officer. Athletes Sunday said that customers with iPhone models will be able to use the company''s 5G networks in the country. Airtel''s 5G networks are currently available in eight cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, and Bangalore.
According to an Indian Express report, Apple is currently testing 5G services in India. According to Sekhon, the country''s chief technology officer said iPhone users would soon be able to access Airtel''s 5G networks. Sekhon also stated that the company has established special networks for them to test.
Airtel will not be sending an over-the-air (OTA) update to make 5G work on smartphones, according to Sekhon. Instead, the mobile handset manufacturer must impose a software upgrade to enable 5G, according to a report.
The iPhone models in India have no access to the 5G network in the country. According to Apple, iPhone 12 models or later work with the 5G cellular networks of certain carriers. The iPhone model''s access might be unlocked via an OTA update.
At the inaugural ceremony of the India Mobile Congress last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G telecom services in several Indian states. Airtel has launched 5G services, while Reliance Jio will start a beta trial starting October 5.
Diwali, who is working on Reliance Jio''s 5G services in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata, has promised to provide affordable 5G services by December 2023. More cities are expected to receive the services by March next year, with pan-India coverage promised shortly after the 5G auctions ended.
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