“Bharti Airtel welcomes 2 million customers on its 5G network in Mumbai. This growth has been achieved in just seven months since the launch of this service,” the company said in a press release. company “We are excited to have over two million customers in Mumbai harness the power of 5G,” said Vibhor Gupta, CEO of . The company’s 5G service is available in over 3,500 cities and towns. Recently, Airtel had crossed the mark of more than one crore customers on its network across the country. The company plans to extend this service to every city and major rural areas by September this year.
Reliance Jio, the country’s largest telecom company, has informed about its high-speed network reaching 406 cities. Last month, telecom companies had demanded the central government to keep available spectrum in the medium frequency range of 6 GHz band for the mobile telecom segment to provide high-speed data services in the range of 50-100 mbps. Those making this demand include Reliance Jio and Airtel.
In this regard, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has written a letter to the Telecom Department. The letter states that mobile service providers need 2 MHz frequencies in the medium band spectrum and 1,200 MHz available in the 6 Ghz band. “Licensed 6 Ghz commercial success and 5G NR is better for 5.5 G and 6G. For data speed of 100 Mbit per second for downlink and 50 Mbit per second for uplink in cities with high population,” the letter said. An additional 2 Ghz of spectrum will be required in the mid-band spectrum.” The government has earmarked the 6 Ghz band for mobile, fixed wireless (Wi-Fi) and fixed satellite services.
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