Airtel and Jio to launch their 5G services in Varanasi and Ahmedabad tomorrow

Yogi Adityanath and Bhupendra Patel, the chief ministers, will connect with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he launches the service

September 30, 2022 2:47 IST | India Infoline News Service
In the presence of state chief ministers, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio will debut their 5G services on Saturday in Varanasi and a hamlet close to Ahmedabad, respectively. When Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches the service at the India Mobile Congress, he will connect with the chief ministers of Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath and Bhupendra Patel, respectively.
Jio service will be available in Ahmedabad while the Airtel 5G link will be live in Varanasi. As only a few sites will go live at first, the 5G service will only be accessible in a few locations in Ahmedabad and Varanasi. According to an Airtel insider, the service would gradually be extended over the entire city. An email inquiry to Airtel was not answered.

According to the Indian government's Press Information Bureau, the 5G (service) that the prime minister will introduce in a few places will gradually reach the entire nation over the next years. Gopal Vittal, the chief executive officer of Airtel, announced on September 7 that the business will introduce 5G service within a month. "By December, we ought to have coverage in the important urban areas. Then, Vittal had stated, "We will grow across the nation.
By Diwali, Reliance Jio hopes to have 5G service available in all major cities, including the four metro areas. During the last 5G auction, telecom providers acquired spectrum worth Rs 1.5 trillion across several frequencies. Jio paid Rs88,078 crore, whereas Rs43,084 crore was spent by Airtel to buy spectrum.

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