Airtel announces its network to be 5G Ready

Airtel 5G Network

The demonstration of Airtel in Hyderabad on Thursday emphatically validated its 5G readiness across all domains – Radio, Core, and Transport.

Bharti Airtel recently demonstrates & orchestrates LIVE 5G service over a commercial network in Hyderabad city.

Airtel did this over its existing liberalized spectrum in the 1800 MHz band through the NSA (Non-Stand Alone) network technology. Using dynamic spectrum sharing, Airtel seamlessly operated 5G and 4G concurrently within the same spectrum block.

Airtel 5G is capable of delivering 10x speeds, 10x latency, and 100x concurrency when compared to existing technologies. Specifically, in Hyderabad, users were able to download a full-length movie in a matter of seconds on a 5G phone. The full impact of the 5G experience, however, will be available to our customers, when the adequate spectrum is available and government approvals received.

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Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO, Bharti Airtel, said, “I am very proud of our engineers who have worked tirelessly to showcase this incredible capability in Tech City, Hyderabad today. Every one of our investments is future-proofed as this game-changing test in Hyderabad proves. With Airtel being the first operator to demonstrate this capability, we have shown again that we have always been the first in India to pioneer new technologies in our quest for empowering Indians everywhere.”

“We believe India has the potential to become a global hub for 5G innovation. To make that happen we need the eco system to come together – applications, devices and network innovation. We are more than ready to do our bit”, added Vittal.



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