Airtel’s 5G Network Breaches 1Gbps Speed In This City! Nokia’s Equipment Were Used…
During a 5G field experiment in Mumbai, Airtel achieved a speed of over 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) using Nokia network equipment, according to the Economic Times. The development comes as Airtel is running a live 5G trial in Phoenic Mall in Mumbai’s Lower Parel.
“Airtel is conducting the trial in the 3500 MHz bands using 5G gear from Nokia as per DoT guidelines. The trials have delivered speeds of over 1 Gbps with ultra-low latency,” a Nokia spokesperson was quoted in the report as saying.
Airtel 5G Trial Spectrum
Airtel already began a 5G trial in Gurgaon, during which it was providing its customers with a maximum speed of 1Gbps. Airtel’s trial process was using the 3500MHz band, despite previously using the 1800MHz band for 5G.
Initially, the trial was going on underway in Gurugram Cyber Hub and Airtel collaborated with Swedish firm Ericsson on it. Aside from Gurugram, the company intended to conduct 5G trials in Mumbai too.
Airtel’s 5G Trials In Mumbai
“Airtel is conducting the trial in the 3500 MHz bands using 5G gear from Nokia as per DoT guidelines. The trials have delivered speeds of over 1 Gbps with ultra-low latency,” one of the sources said.
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) had recently allotted a 5G trial spectrum to Airtel in 3500MHz, 28GHz and 700MHz in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru to develop India-relevant use cases on the next-generation fast wireless broadband technology.
“Airtel and Nokia plan to soon begin 5G trials in Kolkata,” the source said. Bharti Airtel has received permission to run trials in Delhi and Bengaluru as well.
It should be noted that earlier this year, Airtel became the first telco to test 5G over a live network in Hyderabad using liberalised spectrum in an 1800 MHz band.