The company promises between 20 to 30 times higher speeds than the current speed, coupled with brilliant voice experience and super-fast call connect.
Vittal said in a statement that after December, the company will expand rapidly to cover the entire country.
Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said the response on the first day of the auction exceeded all expectations and will surpass the records of 2015, when revenue collection from auction stood at Rs 1.09 lakh crore.
A demonstration was conducted in Bengaluru over the 5G trial spectrum allotted to Airtel by the Department of Telecom.
It is expected that an auction for 5G spectrum would be conducted within the next two months and the formal launch of the service later this year - possibly around Independence Day.
Alphabet Inc's Google will pay USD 700 million (Rs 734 per share) for a 1.28 per cent stake in Bharti Airtel Ltd and the rest towards multi-year plans that will include devices.
It maintained that the revision in plans will start the process of ARPU (Average Revenue Per Unit) improvement and help address the financial stress faced by the industry.
Recently, Airtel, one of the oldest mobile service providers in the country, had announced to increase the tariff of pre-paid connections by 20 to 25 per cent from November 26. And, other telecom companies are also expected to follow the suit.
Airtel is also spearheading the O-RAN Alliance initiatives in India to build 5G solutions and has announced partnerships with Tata Group, Qualcomm, Intel, Mavenir and Altiostar.
Google had invested Rs 34,000 crore into Jio Platforms.
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