Airtel takes the lead over Jio in 5G Rollout, Expands Network Coverage to 500 cities

Bharti Airtel, one of India’s leading telecommunications companies, has taken the lead in the race to rollout 5G network coverage in the country. The company has expanded its next-generation network coverage to 500 cities, beating its closest competitor Reliance Jio to the punch.

The move marks a major milestone for Airtel, which has been aggressively pursuing the rollout of 5G technology in India. With the expansion, the company’s network is now available to more than half of India’s population.

According to Airtel, the 5G network is capable of delivering lightning-fast internet speeds, low latency, and improved network reliability. The company plans to leverage these capabilities to offer new and innovative services to its customers across India.

In a statement, Gopal Vittal, the CEO of Bharti Airtel, said, “We are thrilled to be the first to roll out 5G services to customers across India. This is a major milestone for us, and we believe it will enable us to offer cutting-edge services that will transform the way our customers connect and communicate with each other.”

Airtel’s 5G network uses a combination of advanced technologies, including Massive MIMO, beamforming, and dynamic spectrum sharing, to provide high-speed internet access to users. The company has also been working closely with its partners to build a robust ecosystem of 5G-enabled devices and applications.

While Airtel’s 5G network is currently available in 500 cities, the company has plans to expand its coverage to more areas in the coming months. The company is also working with the government of India to secure additional spectrum for its 5G network.

The expansion of Airtel’s 5G network comes at a time when the demand for high-speed internet services is at an all-time high. With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing many people to work and study from home, there has been a surge in demand for reliable and fast internet services. Airtel’s 5G network is expected to meet this demand and offer customers a new and improved internet experience.