Indian telcos have been able to garner over 20 million 5G customers in less than four months after the official launch of the service last October, according to industry estimates.
With telecom operators like Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel aggressively rolling out their 5G services in over 190 cities across the country to date, India is now only behind China and the US in terms of the number of cities in a country where 5G services have been extended.
Top executives in telcos say that the number of 5G subscribers in India is a conservative estimate and that it will rise as the roll-out gains momentum. There are over 70 million subscribers in the country with 5G-compatible phones, and most of the devices have been upgraded with a software patch required for 5G as well as 5G non-standalone services (in the case of Reliance Jio).
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