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.