After achieving the 3.5 GHz and 26 GHz bands
Two of India’s biggest companies Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel have acquired 5G spectrum in the recently held auction. Airtel is going to launch 5G service in August 2022.
Bharti Airtel has said that it has partnered with technology leaders like Ericsson, Nokia and Samsung to provide 5G technology across India. Airtel has acquired 19867 MHz 5G spectrum from the Government of India.
After this Airtel can lead the 5G revolution in the country. Because of this Airtel may be able to offer 5G service to its customers at the cheapest rate. In the auction of 5G spectrum, the central government had offered spectrum in several low frequency bands, one high frequency and one medium frequency band.
Bharti Airtel has acquired 5G spectrum in 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 3300 MHz and 26 GHz (GHz) frequency bands for 20 years, for which it is going to pay a total of Rs 43,084 crore to the central government.
After achieving the 3.5 GHz and 26 GHz bands, Airtel claims that it now has the widest broadband network in the country. The company has created the largest pool of low and mid range band spectrum over the years by adopting smart and sound spectrum strategy.
Because of this, the telecom business giant can help in providing better 5G service to its customers. With this, Airtel can be successful in increasing the capacity 100 times at a lower cost. With the recent acquisition of spectrum, Airtel could help in keeping the payment for spectrum usage charges low and in reducing the edward UCR as compared to the new companies.