The department of telecommunications (DoT) has received assurances from telecom providers that they will accelerate the rollout of 5G starting in December by installing 8,000 towers per week.
Due to the limited radio hardware available from the manufacturers, the operators, Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel have been building about 2,500 towers every week.
This action takes place just after Airtel said that it already has almost a million 5G users.
The rollout is being monitored by communications minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, who earlier pressed the operators to pick up the pace and build 10,000 towers every week.
The number of base transceiver stations or towers which are now building each week is about 2,500 which seems rather low and needs to be installed at least 10,000 BTS every week.
According to telco insiders, businesses can add 10,000 towers per week.
By November 15, device manufacturers have promised to enable their phones for both standalone and non-standalone 5G networks. Compared to their December deadline, this is substantially sooner.
Even Apple Inc. has agreed to give its users beta software to test out in order to allow 5G. Beginning in December, the final edition will be available.
Vendors predicted that there would be approximately 60,000–70,000 5G-enabled towers by April or May, based on their plans for the rollout with operators.
Around 700,000 towers can be found throughout the nation.
The operators have currently only launched services in a few cities, but it is anticipated that they will rapidly expand beginning in January 2019.