Ookla 5G Map: Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio already have 5G towers set up in 2 locations
According to Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel, the 5G launch is right around the corner. Though 5G is not going to be accessible in India at least by mid-2022, some of the telcos have been testing their indigenous technology internally. Last year, Reliance Jio Chairman Mukesh Ambani said it would probably launch 5G by the middle of 2021, whereas Bharti Airtel announced in January that its network 5G is ready.
According to the reports, both the telcos will launch 5G as soon as the government manages the spectrum for auction. ‘Ookla 5G Map‘ shows that both Airtel and Jio have set up 5G towers. Jio’s 5G tower is located in Mumbai, and Airtel’s tower is located in Hyderabad. These towers come under the ‘Pre-Release’ category. There are reports that a total of 5G 21,996 towers exist across the globe.