Bharti Airtel, announced the launch of its 5G services in Guwahati on Monday. Airtel 5G Plus services will be made available to customers in stages as the company continues to build its network and complete the rollout, according to a statement.
“Airtel customers can now experience ultrafast network and enjoy speeds up to 20-30 times faster than current 4G speeds,” said Rajnish Verma, CEO of Bharti Airtel, Assam and North East. We are illuminating the entire city by providing customers with superfast access to high-definition video streaming, gaming, multiple chatting, instant photo uploading, and more.”
Customers with 5G-enabled devices will also enjoy a high-speed Airtel 5G Plus network at no extra cost until the rollout is more widespread, according to the company. Airtel’s network, which 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 and Beltola, and a few other select locations, will be expanded over time, making its services available across the city.
According to the company, Airtel 5G Plus will provide superfast access to high-definition video streaming, gaming, multiple chatting, instant photo uploading, and more. “With this launch, Airtel 5G Plus will revolutionize education, healthcare, manufacturing, agriculture, mobility, and logistics in India,” the company said.
In October, the company announced 5G Plus, with initial availability limited to eight cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Siliguri, Nagpur, and Varanasi. Since then, the service has been expanded to include Panipat and Gurugram. The company also recently announced the deployment of its Airtel 5G Plus service at the Pune Lohegaon airport and the Varanasi Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport.