Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”) today announced that it has partnered with Nokia to successfully conduct India’s first 5G trial in the 700MHz band. Airtel has been assigned test spectra in multiple bands by the government telecommunications bureau for 5G technology and use case validation.
The demonstration in the suburbs of Kolkata was also the first 5G trial in eastern India.
Airtel and Nokia were able to take advantage of the enhanced propagation characteristics of the 700 MHz bandwidth to achieve 40 km of high-speed wireless broadband network coverage between two 3GPP standard 5G sites under real-world conditions. Airtel used equipment from Nokia’s 5G portfolio, including Nokia AirScale radios and stand-alone (SA) cores.
Randeep Singh Sekhon, CTO – Bharti Airtel “In 2012, Airtel launched India’s first 4G service in Kolkata. Today, we are India’s first 5G in the city’s coveted 700MHz band to showcase the power of this technical standard. We are pleased to be able to demonstrate it. By properly pricing the 5G spectrum in future auctions, India will be able to unleash digital dividends and build a truly connected society that provides bandwidth to everyone. believe.”
Naresh Asija, VP and Head of Nokia’s Bharti CT, said:Deploying 5G using the 700Mhz spectrum will help telecommunications service providers around the world provide mobile broadband in a cost-effective way in remote areas where it is usually difficult to set up network infrastructure. Nokia is at the forefront of the development of the global 5G ecosystem and looks forward to supporting Airtel on its 5G journey. “
Airtel is at the forefront of 5G in India. Earlier this year, Airtel demonstrated India’s first 5G experience via a live 4G network. We also demonstrated India’s first regional 5G trial and the first cloud gaming experience on 5G. As part of # 5GforBusiness, Airtel works with world-leading consulting and technology companies and brands to test 5G-based solutions.
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