Airtel expands 5G coverage in all Bengal districts

Kolkata, Leading telecom service provider Bharti Airtel Thursday said it has expanded its 5G network to all 23 districts of West Bengal, which will bring the high-speed technology to its 1.6 million customers. This marks a significant milestone for Airtel as the company has achieved 5G coverage across all districts and union territories in the country within a year of the launch of the service, the company said.

Airtel boasts of about 22.5 million total customer base in Kolkata and West Bengal circles out of which 1.6 million is already on 5G.

The adoption of 5G network is happening very fast, its officials said.

“We were the first telecom operator to deploy high-speed 5G technology in West Bengal and we are committed to connecting lives across the state,” Airtel CEO (West Bengal) Ayan Sarkar said.

The telecom major’s expansive network now covers areas ranging from the tranquil tea gardens of Darjeeling to the colonial town of Chandannagar, the iconic Eden Gardens cricket stadium in the city and the terracotta temple town of Bishnupur.

The company said it has successfully demonstrated the transformative power of 5G through various use cases like the country’s first private 5G network at Bosch‘s Bengaluru facility and the conversion of Mahindra & Mahindra’s Chakan manufacturing unit into India’s first 5G-enabled auto manufacturing facility.

Airtel claimed it launched Airtel Xstream Air Fiber in Delhi and Mumbai consumers, the first wireless home Wi-Fi service in India powered by Airtel 5G Plus.

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William Murphy

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