India’s telecommunication giant Bharti Airtel has seized a milestone subscriber base accumulating 1.7 million unique 5G subscribers in the Northeast. The telco has fiercely expanded its fifth-gen cellular network in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura.
Airtel says that its Airtel 5G Plus service will soon achieve blanket coverage across all the districts of the Northeastern state in a year after its launch.
The achievement is a significant boost for the private operator as it faces cut-throat competition with another carrier giant Reliance Jio. The company was the first to start the high-speed broadband service and is increasing its footprint across the Northeast region and is expanding rapidly.
“Most dependable 5G network”
Rajnish Verma, chief executive officer (CEO), Assam and NESA, Bharti Airtel said, “We were the first telco to deploy high-speed 5G technology in the states, and today we are delighted to be playing an important role in connecting lives of our customers. We thank all our 1.7 million customers for embracing the Airtel 5G Plus network. We continue to set the industry pace with unparalleled growth in 5G customers, prioritizing cutting-edge 5G technology and customer satisfaction. Our 5G landscape has the states’ widest, quickest, and most dependable network, encompassing all 110 districts”.
Airtel said, “From the living roots bridge in Meghalaya, Ziro Valley to Bomdilla in Arunachal Pradesh, the magnificent Ujjayanta Palace in Agartala, Zuluk a remote village in Sikkim to the lush green tea gardens of Assam, Airtel continues to accelerate its 5G rollout rapidly. Furthermore, it has also brought Bara Bazaar in Shillong and Asia’s cleanest village ‘Mawlynnong’ onto the digital superhighway.”
In October, Airtel said that it had 50 million plus unique 5G users in its network. The user base is growing remarkably. In another highlight, the telco said that its 5G Plu services have been deployed in almost all the districts across India. Jio is another telco and the major competitor for Airtel. Chairman Mukesh Ambani who chairs Reliance Industries which owns Jio said that the company boasts over 50 million 5G subscribers. As it stands, India has over 100 million 5G users. The user base is shared by the leading telcos such as Jio, Airtel, and Vodafone.