5G rollout will be limited in near term, says Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal

Expresses disappointment on 5G Spectrum reserve price, hints at another tariff hike for ARPU growth

Gopal Vittal, MD and CEO of Bharti Airtel

Vittal, who has been reappointed as CEO and MD, said that there will not be aggressive rollout of 5G service by Airtel in the immediate term.

Commercial 5G service will see a limited roll-out in 2022 and 2023 due to the limited number of 5G-enabled handsets and the nascent ecosystem, said Bharti Airtel’s South Asia Managing

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First Published: May 18 2022 | 7:23 PM IST

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