Airtel has launched 5G services in Guwahati, Assam, making it the first city to get 5G services in the North East of India. Airtel 5G is currently operational at G S Road, Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Dispur College, Ganeshguri, Christian Basti, Sree Nagar, Zoo Road, Lachit Nagar, Ulubari, Bhangagarh, Beltola and few other select locations.
The company said that it will augment its network, making its services available across the city in due course of time.
Airtel 5G is already available in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Siliguri, Nagpur, Varanasi, Panipat and Gurugram. With this, Airtel 5G is available in 11 cities in India.
Airtel 5G Plus services will be available to customers in a phased manner as the company continues to construct its network and complete the roll-out, said the company.
Airtel 5G will be available in all key metros by the end of this year, all of urban India in 2023 and across the country by March 2024. Since the existing Airtel 4G SIM is 5G enabled, no SIM change needed to enjoy 5G services.
Commenting on the launch, Rajnish Verma, CEO, Bharti Airtel, Assam and North East said:
I am thrilled to announce the launch of Airtel 5G Plus in Guwahati. Airtel customers can now experience ultrafast network and enjoy speeds upto 20-30 times faster than the current 4G speeds. We are in the process of lighting up the entire city which will allow customers to enjoy superfast access to High-definition video streaming, gaming, multiple chatting, instant uploading of photos and more.