Airtel Conducts India


New Delhi: Multinational telecom company Bharti Airtel on Tuesday demonstrated India’s first 5G network in rural areas in association with Ericsson Company. The demonstration took place in Bhaipur Brahman village on the outskirts of Delhi-NCR using the 5G trial spectrum allotted to Airtel by the Department of Telecommunications. Also Read – Bharti Airtel Rights Issue Opens From Today; 5 things you need to know before buying

The telecom major said the trial moves towards bridging the digital divide introduced by 5G by enabling access to high-speed broadband through solutions such as ‘enhanced mobile broadband’ (eMBB) and ‘fixed wireless access’ (FWA) services. Demonstrated enormous potential. Also Read – Vodafone Idea Stocks, Airtel Share Price Soar; details here

“The highlight of the test was the performance of over 200 Mbps throughput on a 3GPP-compliant 5G FWA device at a distance of more than 10 km from the site. It also conducted an inter-site (two 5G network) of approximately 20 km,” the telecom major said in a statement. between sites) coverage, thus giving it the ability to provide high-speed broadband coverage across geographies. Also Read – Relief for Jio, Airtel, Vodafone Idea, Cabinet approves moratorium for telecom sector package approved

“As part of the test, even a commercially available 3GPP-based 5G smartphone was able to connect to the 5G test network and record 100+ Mbps speed over a distance of more than 10 km from the site. ” According to the statement, the infrastructure of the 5G site was powered by Ericsson’s 3GPP-compliant 5G radio.

The test was conducted using mid-band trial spectrum allocated in the 3500 MHz band and the existing FDD spectrum band. The test results demonstrate Airtel’s ability to enable 5G for both capacity and coverage on its existing nationwide 4G infrastructure.

Over the past few months, Bharti Airtel and Ericsson have partnered to demonstrate enhanced speeds of over 1Gbps on a 5G network set up in the cyber hub of Gurugram using Bharti’s 3500MHz trial spectrum. In the month of January this year, both the companies demonstrated Ericsson spectrum sharing capabilities on a commercially established base of 1800 MHz liberalized frequencies in Hyderabad, to give the first ever 5G experience to the consumers from a live commercial network.

(with inputs from IANS)


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