Airtel and Huawei conduct 5G trial

In a major milestone for Indian telecom, Bharti Airtel and Huawei on Friday announced to have successfully conducted India’s first 5G network trial under a test set up.

The trial was conducted at Airtel’s state-of-the-art Network Experience Centre in Manesar (Gurgaon). The setup included 5G RAN operating on 3.5 GHz band, 5G Core and 50GE Network Slicing router.

During the test trial, a user throughput of more than 3 Gbps was achieved using the setup. This is the highest measured throughput for a mobile network in 3.5 GHz band with 100MHz bandwidth and end-to-end network latency of approximately 1 msec.

The setup demonstrates high spectral efficiency and potential for diversified services such as IoT and AR and VR, which can be delivered by 5G technology to serve a digitally connected world.

Bharti Airtel Director (Networks) Abhay Savargaonkar said, “This is small but a very significant step in our journey towards 5G. The promise of 5G is endless, it will be a game changer and,

it will change the way we live, work and engage. We’re moving quickly to begin collaboration towards 5G interoperability and development testing (IODT) based on the 3GPP R15 standards. .”

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