Airtel Launches 5G At Bengaluru International Airport

Airtel today announced that it has launched its Airtel 5G Plus services at the Terminal 2 of the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB / BLR Airport) before the formal inauguration.

The company said that it is the first airport in India to get access to the ultrafast 5G network that will let customers enjoy 5G on their mobile phones while they are at the arrival and departure terminals, lounges, boarding gates, migration and immigration areas, security gates, baggage claim belt areas etc.

Airtel has rolled out 5G services in 8 Cities. This week, the company announced that it has crossed the 1 million unique 5G user mark on its network.

The new ‘Terminal in a Garden’ is set to boost BLR Airport’s passenger capacity by an additional 25 million annually, which is only the Phase I of the expansion project. An additional 20 million passengers per annum can travel when phase II is completed.

Commenting on the launch, Randeep Sekhon, CTO, Bharti Airtel said:

I am thrilled to announce the launch of Airtel 5G Plus in the new terminal at BLR Airport. We have laid the finest network that will give customers an unmatched 5G experience. Passengers flying in and out of Bengaluru will not only witness the most modern and contemporary airport, but will also get to experience the cutting edge Airtel 5G Plus service.

While at the terminal, customers can now access superfast access to High Definition video streaming, gaming, multiple chatting, instant uploading of photos and more. Authorities from BIAL have been extremely supportive and have been a true partner in making the project live in a record time.

George Fanthome, Chief Information Officer, Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) said:

The desire for best-in-class passenger experience and embracing the latest technology services is at the core of our business. Along with providing world-class physical infrastructure, we are thrilled to enable cutting-edge digital infrastructure for our flyers.

We are happy that BLR Airport is the first airport in the country that has been wired with Airtel 5G Plus service. We are doing everything possible to ensure that all passengers traveling from Terminal 2 get the best experience and I hope they make the most of it.