Airtel has started mid-band 5G network experiments in India after receiving approval late last month to begin 5G trials in the nation. The telecommunications behemoth is presently putting its 5G network to the test at Gurgaon’s DLF Cyber Hub, which is part of Millenium City.
Airtel 5G In Gurgaon
According to the Economic Times’ Danish Khan, Airtel is now operating inside the 3,500 MHz restrictions, as per DoT instructions. Because the use of Chinese components is restricted in the nation, Airtel is utilizing Ericsson’s 5G equipment for the testing.
According to the report, Airtel’s 5G network’s greatest download speed during the experiment was above 1 Gbps.
You may see a tweet that shows the network’s 5G download and upload speeds.
— Danish (@DanishKh4n) June 14, 2021
According to a follow-up tweet, the phone in the video is a OnePlus 8. According to reports, the Chinese company has released a special patch to enable 5G network connectivity on its flagship gadget.
Airtel is testing its 5G network in India with firms like as Oppo, Vivo, Realme, OnePlus, and Apple.
Airtel also expects to launch a 5G network trial in Mumbai in the coming days, following the successful testing of its network in Gurgaon.
For those who don’t know, Airtel was the first Indian carrier to successfully perform live 5G tests earlier this year. This comes after Jio boasted about its 5G ambitions for India, which are set to launch in late 2020.
Airtel has also teamed with Qualcomm, a multinational chipmaker, to speed up the country’s 5G deployment.
As you might expect, Airtel is putting in a lot of effort to be the first telecommunication firm in India to roll out 5G connections before its competitors, Vodafone India (Vi) and Reliance Jio, do. And it appears that Bharti Airtel will outperform its competitors in this area in the coming days.