Airtel Announces 5G Ready Network

News Desk, News Nation 360: Bharti Airtel (Airtel), India’s premier communications solutions provider, announced that it has become the country’s first telco to successfully demonstrate & orchestrate LIVE 5G service over a commercial network in Hyderabad city. Airtel did this over its existing liberalised spectrum in the 1800 MHz band through the NSA (Non-Stand Alone) network technology. Using a first of its kind, dynamic spectrum sharing, Airtel seamlessly operated 5G and 4G concurrently within the same spectrum block. This demonstration has emphatically validated the 5G readiness of Airtel’s network across all domains - Radio, Core and Transport. Airtel 5G is capable of delivering 10x speeds, 10x latency and 100x concurrency when compared to existing technologies. Specifically, in Hyderabad, users were able to download a full-length movie in a matter of seconds on a 5G phone. Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO, Bharti Airtel, told he is very proud of their engineers who have worked tirelessly to showcase this incredible capability in Tech City, Hyderabad today. Every one of their investments is future-proofed as this game-changing test in Hyderabad proves. With Airtel being the first operator to demonstrate this capability, they have shown again that they have always been the first in India to pioneer new technologies in their quest for empowering Indians everywhere. They believe India has the potential to become a global hub for 5G innovation. To make that happen they need the ecosystem to come together – applications, devices and network innovation. They are more than ready to do their bit. 

Report : Anustup Kundu

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