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Airtel Powers 5G Access to the Kochi Water Metro Route

In Business
June 19, 2023

KOCHI:
Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), one of India’s leading telecommunications service providers, today, announced that its 5G service is now available to customers across Kochi’s water metro stations for the first time, adding to the already-live service in all other parts of the island city of Kochi.

Airtel is the first service provider to democratize access to blazing fast 5G speeds to customers travelling on India’s first water metro service. Airtel’s 5G service is available to customers along the route of the Kerala Water Metro service between the High Court-Vypin terminals and the Vyttila-Kakkanad terminals.

Amit Gupta, COO, Kerala, Bharti Airtel, said, “We are delighted to be at the forefront of such a transformative project, delivering last-mile connectivity. It is yet another milestone in our ambition to deliver blazing fast 5G speeds to as many of our customers as possible, including on waterways. We are thrilled that our customers can now enjoy the power of the 5G service while on the water metro ride and relish the scenic beauty of Kochi.”

India’s first water metro connects 10 islands around Kochi through battery-operated electric hybrid boats for seamless connectivity with the city. The Kochi Water Metro commenced operations on two routes – between Kerala High Court and Vypin and Vytilla to Kakkanad.

Airtel’s 5G service is now available in over 3500 cities and towns across the country. The company has surpassed the 10 million unique customer mark on its 5G network nationally and is well poised to cover every town and key rural area with its 5G service by September 2023. The company also launched unlimited 5G data for its customers with the view to encouraging them to experience the power of the Airtel 5G Plus network. Customers will now be able to experience ultrafast, reliable and secure 5G Plus services without having to worry about data exhaustion as Airtel removes the capping on data usage across all existing plans.