Airtel and Nokia team up to conduct 5G trial in 700 MHz band

New Delhi, November 25 Telecommunications major Bharti Airtel announced Thursday that it has successfully conducted India’s first 5G trial in the 700 MHz band in partnership with Nokia.

Airtel has been assigned a test spectrum in multiple bands by the government’s Ministry of Telecommunications for 5G technology validation and use cases. The demonstration, which was conducted on the outskirts of Calcutta, was also the first 5G trial in eastern India.

“In 2012, Airtel launched India’s first 4G service in Calcutta. Today, we are delighted to conduct India’s first 5G demonstration in the coveted 700 MHz band in the city to show the power of this technology standard, ”Randeep Singh Sekhon, CTO – Bharti Airtel, said in a statement. communicated.

“We believe that with the right pricing for 5G spectrum in the upcoming auctions, India can unlock the digital dividend and build a truly connected society with broadband for all,” Sekhon added.

By taking advantage of the improved propagation characteristics of the 700 MHz band, Airtel and Nokia were able to achieve 40 km high-speed wireless broadband network coverage between two 3GPP standard 5G sites under real-world conditions.

Airtel used equipment from Nokia’s 5G portfolio, which included Nokia AirScale radios and an autonomous core (SA).

“Deployment of 5G using 700 MHz spectrum is helping communications service providers around the world cost-effectively deliver mobile broadband to remote areas, where it is typically difficult for them to set up the infrastructure of the network. network, ”said Naresh Asija, vice president and director of Bharti CT., Nokia.

“Nokia is at the forefront of developing the global 5G ecosystem, and we look forward to supporting Airtel on its 5G journey,” added Asija.

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