Bharti Airtel, an Indian telecommunications company, has announced the launch of unlimited 5G data for its customers with the aim of encouraging them to migrate to 5G services.
The telco decided to remove the capping on data usage across all existing 5G plans. The 5G access is available to all Airtel subscribers for free where the Airtel 5G Plus network is available. To utilize Airtel 5G, customers must have Airtel 5G enabled on their smartphone and be using a 5G-capable device.
Additionally, Bharti Airtel stated that its Airtel 5G Plus service is accessible to users in more than 270 cities throughout the country.
According to Shashwat Sharma, director of consumer business at Bharti Airtel, this introductory offer is in line with the philosophy of wanting their customers to be able to surf, stream, chat and enjoy multiple benefits at blazing speeds without having to worry about data limits.
Moreover, Airtel stated that it is working to provide nationwide coverage and anticipates having 5G in every major city and important rural area by the end of March 2024.
Earlier this year, Airtel launched 5G services in different cities in India. Airtel on Tuesday announced the launch of its 5G services in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, and Rourkela of Odisha.
Bharti Airtel has also announced the launch of 5G services in Agra, Meerut, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, and Prayagraj. Airtel 5G services are already live in Lucknow and Varanasi.
Gopal Vittal, the company’s CEO, recently stated that Bharti Airtel plans to offer 5G services in 300 cities nationwide by March next year.
Additionally, the CEO stated that Airtel would use its 5G services to support its lucrative postpaid business. The top 150 cities, which account for 40% of the domestic mobile market, have already been chosen by Airtel as the means to achieve this.
In October 2022, Bharti Airtel initially launched 5G services in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Siliguri, Nagpur and Varanasi.
The carrier currently offers 5G services using equipment from Ericsson, Nokia, and Samsung. The Indian operator had won a total of 19,800 megahertz of spectrum in the 900 MHz, 1.8 GHz, 2.1 GHz, 3.3 GHz, and 26 GHz bands in a recent auction held by the Indian government.