According to Bharti Airtel, its 5G services have gone live in eight districts: Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Siliguri, Nagpur, and Varanasi. The customer with 5G services will have to pay as per their existing 4G plan, according to the report.
"Airtel has been at the forefront of India''s telecom revolution for the past 27 years. Today marks one more step in our journey as we develop the finest network to deliver the best experience to our customers."
"For us, our customers are at the core of everything we do. "Our strategy will therefore be to develop any 5G handset and the existing SIM that customers have," says Bharti Airtel''s Managing Director and CEO. Gopal Vittal.
Sunil Mittal, the founder and chairman of Bharti Enterprises, had announced the introduction of a 5G service in eight cities on October 1.
According to a company spokesperson, the customer will be able to take advantage of the services as per their 4G plan.
Customers who receive 5G signals in their area can switch to 5G, but if they discover that 5G is consuming high data than they may return to the 4G network.
"Access to 5G is optional," said the spokesperson.
At the moment, Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, Realme, and OnePlus are compatible with the Airtel 5G Plus service.
Samsung''s flagship devices include: Fold series, Galaxy S22 series, Samsung M32, iPhone 12 series and later models, Realme 8s 5G, Realme X7 series, Vivo IQOO series, Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G, among others.
During the launch phase, mobile subscribers will receive up to 600Mbps speed in the 5G network, and handsets are expected to be compatible with professional computers for app and data processing, according to industry executives.
During the beta trial, Bharti Airtel competitor Reliance Jio is delivering unlimited 5G data to select customers with a 5G smartphone.