Bharti Airtel Limited took an edge by becoming the first telecom operator in India to demonstrate 5G network successfully. Airtel announced that it orchestrated live 5th-generation (5G) service over a commercial network in Hyderabad, Telangana.

Points To Note

  • Airtel explained that it used state of the art dynamic spectrum sharing so as to operate both 4G and 5G networks in the same spectrum block.
  • One of India’s major telecom companies managed to do this atop the existing spectrum in the 1800 MHz band through the Non-Stand Alone network technology.
  • Bharti Airtel claimed that it took only a few seconds to download a full-length film during its demonstration of the 5G network.
  • They said that the 5G network could deliver ten times the speed and latency attained previously with 100 times the concurrency when compared to the technology in use.
  • The Government of India is conducting the auction of 2,251 MHz of spectrum through the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) at a reserve price of Rupees 3.92 trillion from 1st March 2021.
  • The Government of India has not included the spectrum in the 3,300-3,600 MHz bands recommended for 5G by the telecom operators.

Airtel announces 5G network in Hyderabad