New Delhi: Telecom dynamite Bharti Airtel on Thursday announced the country’s first 5G ready network over a commercial network in Hyderabad city.
Airtel 5G is capable of delivering 10x speeds, 10x latency and 100x concurrency when compared to other networks and technologies. Airtel did this over its existing liberalised spectrum in the 1,800 MHz band through the NSA (non-standalone) network technology. Using dynamite spectrum sharing, Airtel seamlessly operated 5G and 4G concurrently within the same spectrum block.
Talking about the achievement, Airtel Managing director and CEO Gopal Vittal said, “Every one of our investments is future-proofed as this game-changing test in Hyderabad proves. With Airtel being the first operator to demonstrate this capability, we have shown again that we have always been the first in India to pioneer new technologies in our quest for empowering Indians everywhere. We believe India has the potential to become a global hub for 5G innovation. To make that happen, we need the ecosystem to come together– applications, devices and network innovation. We are more than ready to do our bit”, read the statement.