New Delhi, February 24, 2018: India's largest telecom provider Bharti Airtel and China-based global ICT player, Huawei, have announced that they have successfully conducted India’s first 5G network trial under a test set up.
The trial was conducted at Airtel’s Network Experience Centre in Manesar (Gurgaon). The setup included 5G RAN (Radio Access Networks) operating on 3.5 GHz band, 5G Core and 50GE ( 50 GBPS ethernet) 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/VR, which can be delivered by 5G technology to serve a digitally connected world.|
Says Abhay Savargaonkar, Director – Networks, Bharti Airtel: “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. We look forward to work closely with our partners for developing a robust 5G ecosystem in India.”
Added Emmanuel Coelho Alves, Director, Wireless Marketing, Huawei HQ: "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. We shall also continue to work with Vertical Industry players to develop wider ecosystem use cases beyond enhanced mobile broadband."