Telecom giant Bharti Airtel recorded speeds of over 1 gigabit per second using Finnish firm Nokia’s network gear during 5G field trials in Mumbai, according to sources close to the development.
Airtel is running a live trial of 5G at Phoenix Mall in Lower Parel, Mumbai. A source said, “As per reports, Airtel is conducting trials using Nokia’s 5G gear in the 3500 MHz band, as per the DoT guidelines. The tests provided speeds of over 1 Gbps with ultra-low latency. is.” 1 Gbps is 1,000 Mbps (megabits per second).
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) recently allotted 5G trial spectrum in 3500 MHz, 28 GHz and 700 MHz to Airtel in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru for India-relevant use on next-generation fast wireless broadband technology. cases can be developed. Earlier this year, Airtel became the first telecom operator to test 5G on a live network in Hyderabad using liberalized spectrum in the 1800 MHz band. “Airtel and Nokia are planning to start 5G trials in Kolkata soon,” the source said. Bharti Airtel has also got permission for runnal trial in Delhi and Bangalore.