Vodafone Gets 3.7 Gbps Speed During 5G Testing In Pune! Airtel, Jio Should Worry?
Highest Recorded Speed
Interestingly, this is the highest recorded speed by any operator in India.
Not only that, but the telecom operator also claimed to have recorded 1.5 gbps download speed in the mid-band spectrum in Gandhinagar and Pune.
It can be expected as Vi (Vodafone Idea) has been allocated high-frequency bands like 26 gigahertz (Ghz) by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) along with the traditional 3.5 GHz spectrum band, for 5G network trials.
Six Months Trial
According to Vi, “In Pune city, Vi has deployed its 5G trial in a lab set-up of an end-to-end captive network of Cloud Core, new generation Transport and Radio Access Network. In this trial, Vi has achieved a peak speed in excess of 3.7 Gbps with very low latency on the mmWave (millimetre wave) spectrum band,”.
So far, DoT had approved applications of Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone in May, and MTNL later.
Further, permission has been granted for six-month trials with telecom gear makers Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung and C-DOT.
Prior to this, Jio had been revealed to have recorded a peak speed of 1 gbps in June.
Airtel is also claimed to have recorded the same level of peak speed in July.
In the case of Reliance Jio, it is using its own technology as well for 5G trials.
BSNL Behind The Game
Presently, all the private players are providing 4G services across the country.
“We are pleased with the speed and latency results in the initial stages of the 5G trials on the government allocated 5G spectrum bands,” said Jagbir Singh, Vodafone Idea Chief Technology Officer.
Further adding that having established a robust 4G network across India, delivering the fastest 4G speeds and a 5G-ready network, Vi is now testing the next-gen 5G technology to be able to bring a truly digital experience for enterprises and consumers in India, in the future.