Bharti Airtel telecom services provider today announced that it has crossed the 10 million unique 5G users mark on its network. Airtel was the first service provider to roll-out 5G services in the country in October 2022 and is currently available across all states in the country.
The company plans to reach every town and key rural areas with its 5G network by March end of next year. In November 2022, Airtel became the first and only operator to have 1 million unique users on its 5G network within 30 days of its commercial launch.
Commenting on the development, Randeep Sekhon, CTO, Bharti Airtel, said, “These are early days, but we are thrilled with the response we have received from our customers. Airtel will continue to stay true to its commitment to build a more connected, equitable and sustainable network. With cutting edge 5G infrastructure, a fantastic partner ecosystem and a dedicated workforce that is customer obsessed, we believe we are in the right path to win and deliver a world-class 5G Plus experience to customers across the length and breadth of the country.”
In related news to the telecom operator, it recently announced that it has scrapped the minimum Rs 99 prepaid plan recharge which has now been replaced with Rs 155 plan. This 57 per cent increase in Airtel’s entry-level plan comes after the operator trashed its Rs 99 plan in Haryana and Odisha in November last year.
Apart from that, the operator today also announced the rollout of its 5G services in 4 new cities of Jammu & Kashmir. Starting today, it is live in Katra, Anantnag, Baramulla & Rajouri. Airtel 5G services are already live in the cities of Jammu, Srinagar, Samba, Kathua, Udhampur, Akhnoor, Kupwara, Lakhanpur & Khour.