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Huawei, Airtel conduct India’s first successful 5G network trial

Airtel says that during the test trial over 3Gbps of user throughput was achieved.

tech Updated: Feb 24, 2018 15:53 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
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The 5G trial was conducted in Airtel’s Network Experience Centre in Manesar (Gurugram)(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Huawei and Bharti Airtel on Friday announced successfully conducting 5G network trial under a test set-up in India.

The trial was conducted at Airtel’s Network Experience Centre in Manesar (Gurugram), the company said in a statement.

“We are moving quickly to begin collaboration towards 5G interoperability and development testing (IODT). We look forward to work closely with our partners for developing a robust 5G ecosystem in India,” said Abhay Savargaonkar, Director-Networks, Bharti Airtel.

During the test trial, a user throughput of more than 3Gbps was achieved.

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 company said.

“We have been focusing on developing 5G ecosystem and use cases and the show with Bharti Airtel impressively demonstrates the performance capability of 5G in 3.5 GHz band,” said Emmanuel Coelho Alves, Director, Wireless Marketing, Huawei HQ.

The setup demonstrated high-spectral efficiency and potential for diversified services such as Internet of Things (IoT) and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) that can be delivered by 5G technology to serve a digitally connected world.

First Published: Feb 23, 2018 18:16 IST