Apple to soon enable 5G on iPhone in India, says Airtel tech chief


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Apple is testing iPhone 5G support in India, according to Airtel’s CTO.
The Airtel 5G Plus service was introduced earlier today.

iPhones in India would get a software upgrade to support 5G.



The chief technology officer of Airtel has revealed that Apple is testing 5G support on iPhones in India. For 5G services on the iPhones, Airtel and Apple are collaborating closely. Airtel was the first telecom provider to introduce 5G services in India. Even though Apple offers a large selection of iPhones that are 5G ready, these devices won’t function with the new network unless a software update makes it possible.


“Apple is currently testing 5G in India. According to Airtel’s technology chief Randeep Sekhon, dedicated networks have been built up for them to test. Regarding the ongoing 5G network testing on the iPhone in India, he continued, “They [Apple] are promised to open it shortly.”


On October 1, Airtel, Reliance Jio, and Vi unveiled 5G in India in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the India Mobile Congress 2022. One of the oldest telecom companies in India said earlier today that it had begun offering 5G services under the name Airtel 5G Plus in eight cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Siliguri, Nagpur, and Varanasi. The rollout will happen gradually, and 5G services will be accessible without additional fees up until the full deployment takes place.


However, the manufacturer needs to allow 5G connectivity in India for 5G to function on your smartphone. While other smartphone manufacturers are striving to push out 5G compatibility for Indian carriers, Realme is said to have been the first to release a software upgrade for its 5G phones to support Jio 5G network. The most recent smartphones from Samsung already support 5G without requiring an upgrade. Like other Android devices, the iPhone also requires a software upgrade to support 5G.


With the release of the iPhone 12 more than two years ago, Apple enabled 5G on its iPhones. There are now 12 different iPhone models available in India, so all of them should be compatible with the upcoming software update.



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