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

  • Published at 12:29 am February 27th, 2018
Airtel, Huawei conduct India’s first 5G network trial
Telecom major Airtel and equipment maker Huawei said on Friday that they have conducted India’s first trial of the 5G network, PTI reported. The trial achieved a network speed of over three gigabit per second. The trial was conducted at Airtel’s network experience centre in Gurgaon’s Manesar area. “This is a small but a very significant step in our journey towards 5G,” Bharti Airtel Director (Networks) Abhay Savargaonkar said. “The promise of 5G is endless. It will be a game changer and will change the way we live, work and engage.” The Airtel official added that three gigabit per second was the highest speed for a mobile network in the 3.5 gigahertz band with a 100 megahertz bandwidth. 5G offers potential for services such as Internet of Things services, augmented reality and virtual reality which can be delivered using the new technology, Savargaonkar said.