Bharti Airtel ("Airtel"), India's leading telecommunications services provider, today announced the launch of its cutting edge 5G services in Port Blair, making it the first operator to bring the power of 5G to the Union territory of Andaman and Nicobar islands.
Airtel 5G Plus services will be available to customers in a phased manner as Airtel continues to construct its network and complete the roll out. Customers with 5G-enabled devices will enjoy a high-speed Airtel 5G Plus network at no extra cost until the roll out is more widespread. Airtel will augment its network making its services available to cities across the Union territory in due course.
Commenting on the launch, Ayan Sarkar, CEO - West Bengal and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bharti Airtel, said, "Connectivity to our customers in the entryway to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is in line with our commitment to bridging the digital divide and connecting communities who need it the most. I am thrilled to announce the launch of Airtel 5G Plus in Port Blair. Customers here can now experience ultrafast networks and enjoy speeds up to 20-30 times faster than the current 4G speeds. We are in the process of lighting up the entire Union territory which will allow customers to enjoy superfast access to high-definition video streaming, gaming, multiple chatting, instant uploading of photos and more."
Customers will now be able to experience ultrafast, reliable and secure 5G Plus services without having to worry about data exhaustion as the company removes the capping on data usage across all existing plans.
Airtel 5G Plus will bolster the entire portfolio of services that Airtel offers, revolutionising education, healthcare, manufacturing, agriculture, mobility and logistics.
In the last one year, Airtel has demonstrated the power of 5G with a host of powerful use cases that will change the way customers lead their lives and do business. From India's first live 5G network in Hyderabad to India's first private 5G network at the BOSCH facility in Bengaluru to partnering with Mahindra & Mahindra to make its Chakan manufacturing facility, India's first 5G enabled auto manufacturing unit, Airtel has been at the forefront of 5G innovation.
Shares of Bharti Airtel Limited was last trading in BSE at Rs. 762.25 as compared to the previous close of Rs. 762.55. The total number of shares traded during the day was 1403197 in over 1179 trades.
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