Despite assertions from the government that India “cannot afford to miss”, none of the Indian telecom companies figure in the list of 303 5G deployments by 20 operators in 294 locations across the globe. Currently, no limited or commercial deployments have been identified in India.

Highest deployments in Switzerland
Switzerland leads as the country with the most current 5G deployments in 217 cities.

Status of 5G in India
In February last year, mobile company Airtel and Chinese equipment maker Huawei had conducted India’s first 5G trial, during which a user throughput of 3 Gbps was achieved. But not much has moved since.