Announcing a major achievement, Bharti Airtel, India’s leading telecom service provider, stated that it was the first telecom company in the country to successfully perform and host live 5G service (5G Service) on a commercial network in Hyderabad city. Has been made. Airtel broadcasts its existing Liberalized spectrum in 1800 MHz band through NSA (non standalone) network technology. That is, in the case of 5G, Airtel has now surpassed Reliance Jio.
Using Dynamic spectrum sharing, the first of its kind, Airtel operated 5G and 4G concurrently in the same spectrum block. This demonstration has strongly validated the 5G readiness of Airtel’s network across all domains – radio, core and transport. Compared to current technology, Airtel is capable of giving 5G speed, ten times latency and 100 times concurrency. Notably, in Hyderabad, users were able to download an entire movie on a 5G phone in just seconds.
This performance underscored the company’s technical capabilities. However, the full impact of the 5G experience will be available to our customers only when sufficient spectrum is available and government approval will be obtained.
First company to showcase 5G capacity
Gopal Vitthal, MD and CEO, Bharti Airtel said, I am proud of our engineers who have worked tirelessly today to showcase this incredible potential in the tech city of Hyderabad. Every one of our investments is certified in the future as this game changing test has been proved in Hyderabad. Airtel has become the first operator to demonstrate this capability. And with this, we have shown again that we have always been at the forefront of leading new technologies in our quest to empower Indians everywhere in India.
India will stay ahead of 5G innovation
Gopal Vitthal also said that we believe that India has the potential to become a global center for 5G innovation. To do this we need the ecosystem to bring together applications, devices and network innovation. We are more than ever ready to contribute on our behalf.