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Airtel preparing to lead India’s 5G revolution, sets timeline for 5G service launch

  Bharti Airtel is all set to spearhead India’s 5G revolution as it now boasts of the largest mobile broadband footprint in the country. In the most recent spectrum auction held by the Department of Telecom, Government of India, the telecom giant acquired an enormous spectrum bank for a total consideration of Rs 43,084 crores. Through this auction, Airtel has obtained 5G spectrum for 20 years. It boosted mid-band spectrum and acquired a pan-India footprint of the 3.5 GHz and 26 GHz bands, taking its total spectrum coverage to 19,867 MHz.