Reliance Two of India’s top private telecom companies, Jio and Bharti Airtel, are preparing to roll out 5G in more cities after previously doing so in several regions of the nation. Jio and Airtel have already made public declarations about how quickly they hope to have 5G networks spread over the entire country. In the upcoming months, Jio and Airtel both want to install thousands of 5G sites every week to accelerate their 5G rollout processes. Vodafone Idea is unable to adhere to this.
What’s impressive about this is that Jio is implementing 5G SA, which takes longer to implement because it requires a completely new network infrastructure rather than simply upgrading the current 4G layer like 5G NSA does. Nevertheless, Jio is attempting to deliver 5G more quickly than Airtel, which is doing it via 5G NSA.
In the next three to four months, Jio and Airtel intend to deploy 9,000 to 10,000 5G sites every week. According to the source, the number of sites that the telecoms are now deploying each week is somewhere between 3500 and 4000 sites. However, Airtel and Jio will increase the number of 5G stations they are deploying each week as the equipment becomes more widely available due to the domestic production of radios.
According to the source, Jio plans to add up to 5000–6000 5G sites every week over the next three to four months. By December 2023, Jio has promised to roll out 5G throughout all of India, making it the world’s fastest 5G rollout to date.
While Airtel said that PAN-India 5G service would be available by March 2024.
According to the report, Airtel is currently adding 1200 sites every week, but this number will soon increase. Jio is also adding roughly 2500 new locations. Jio is setting up two base stations at the same location, one for the 3300 MHz bands and the other for the 700 MHz band. Keep in mind that Jio’s sole sub-GHz spectrum is available for India’s 5G launch.