Airtel announced the milestones of connecting 900,000 customers to its 5G network in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, and 1.7 million in Kerala.
In a statement, the operator added it extended its 5G network across all districts in the state within 12 months of launch, and the next generation technology is now available across all districts and union territories in India.
Deployment in the state of Jammu and Kashmir stretches from the valleys of Kashmir to remote villages in Ladakh, and the sand dunes of the Nubra Valley.
Bharti Airtel also detailed how it had launched 5G use cases to spur take up of its network among consumers and B2B. It highlighted the partnership with German multinational engineering giants Bosch to deploy a 5G network at the Bosch factory in Bengaluru.
Automotive manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra converted its Chakan manufacturing unit into a 5G-enabled auto manufacturing facility. For consumers, the company launched its Airtel Stream Air Fibre FWA product in Delhi and Mumbai.
Adarsh Verma, Bharti Airtel COO and head of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh said: "We were the first telco to deploy high-speed 5G technology in the state, and today we are delighted to be playing an important role in connecting lives of our customers. We thank all our 0.9 million customers for embracing Airtel 5G Plus network.
"We continue to set the industry pace with unparalleled growth in 5G customers, prioritising cutting-edge 5G technology and customer satisfaction. Our 5G landscape has the state’s widest, quickest, and most dependable network, encompassing all 22 districts."
He added Airtel were the first operator to deloy 5G in Kerala. Airtel announced in September it had reached 50 million 5G customers across India.