telecom companies Deployed over 1 lakh 5G BTS in India Maharashtra UP Gujarat on tops

5G network is expanding rapidly in India. The latest data from the Department of Telecom has revealed that till March 5, 2023, telecom operators have deployed a total of 1 lakh 02 thousand 215 5G Base Transceiver Stations (BTS) in India. A base transceiver station is a piece of equipment that facilitates wireless communication between a user equipment (UE) and a network. UE refers to equipment such as smartphones, WLL phones, computers with wireless Internet connectivity or antennas mounted on towers.

statistics According to , Maharashtra is at the forefront with deploying 15 thousand 394 5G BTS. After this, there is the number of Uttar Pradesh, where 10 thousand 360 5G BTS have been deployed. 8 thousand 358 BTS have been installed in Gujarat. In December last year, Minister of State (MoS) for Telecom Devsingh Chauhan told Parliament that telcos are deploying around 2500 base stations every week for 5G.

Significantly, the rollout of 5G has started in the country from October last year. Live (Jio) and Airtel (Airtel) is at the forefront of this. Both companies are installing their 5G standalone (SA) and nonstandalone (NSA) networks. So far 5G network has been launched in more than 500 cities.

According to Jio, its True 5G services have now reached 331 cities. On Tuesday, on the day of Holi, 27 more cities got connected with Jio’s 5G network. Airtel has also recently launched 5G in 125 cities. The company claims that its 5G Plus services have now reached over 265 cities. Both Jio and Airtel are rapidly rolling out their 5G services.

Jio says that it aims to reach 5G in every city and town of India by December 2023. Airtel has said that it will provide 5G services to all major towns and rural areas by March 2024.