Airtel 5G service is now available more cities in India. Airtel and Reliance Jio are adding new cities to the 5G list almost every day. 5G services are now also available at some airports to offer a smoother experience for customers. Airtel currently offers 5G in many cities. Here is everything you need to know.
Airtel 5G is currently available in up to 12 Indian cities, including Delhi, Siliguri, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Varanasi, Mumbai, Nagpur and Chennai, Gurugram, Panipat and Guwahati. The telecom company has just rolled out 5G to various areas of Patna, including Patna Sahib Gurudwara, Patna Railway Station, Dak Bunglow, Maurya Lok, Bailey Road, Boring Road, City Center Mall, Patliputra Industrial Area and a few more locations.
In terms of airports, customers will get Airtel 5G at Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport, Pune’s Lohegaon Airport, Varanasi’s Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Nagpur’s Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport and Patna Airport.
As for its rivals, Reliance Jio has already pushed 5G in cities such as Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Varanasi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Nathdwara, Pune, Gurugram, Noida, Ghaziabad, and Faridabad. It even made it available in all 33 district headquarters of Gujarat.
Reliance Jio has promised to spread 5G all over India by the end of next year, whereas Airtel will cover all the cities by March 2024. As of now, there is no information on 5G availability for Vodafone Idea (Vi) customers. At the launch of 5G, the telecom company did promise to offer it soon, but there is no information on this yet. We will update this list once more cities are covered by telecom companies. So, stay tuned to India Today tech.
Airtel 5G network speed is said to be the fastest in the country. During the IMC 2022, Airtel demoed 5G speeds on supported devices and MySmartPrice got over 1Gbps speed on our mobile.
The company last year conducted India’s first 5G trial in the 700MHz band in partnership with Nokia which fetched 1Gbps of internet speed and a low latency rate of 10 milliseconds. For comparison, the current average 4G mobile internet speed is around 20Mbps, while the upload speed is around 5.09Mbps with 477 milliseconds average latency.
Reliance Jio recorded almost 600 Mbps median download speed on its 5G network in Delhi while India’s overall 5G speed hit 500 Mbps as the country rolled out 5G services, a report showed on Tuesday. According to Ookla’s ‘Speedtest Intelligence’ report, telecom operators have been testing their networks and they witnessed a wide range of 5G download speeds — from low double-digit (16.27 Mbps) to 809.94 Mbps.