Bharti Airtel and Huawei Successfully Conducted India’s First 5G Network Trial in Gurgaon

Bharti Airtel and Huawei today announced a major milestone for Indian telecom as they have successfully conducted India’s first 5G network trail under a test set up. The trial was conducted at Airtel’s state-of-the-art Network Experience Centre in Manesar (Gurgaon). The setup included 5G RAN operating on 3.5 GHz band, 5G Core and 50GE Network Slicing router. During the test trial, a user throughput of more than 3 Gbps was achieved using the setup. This is the highest measured throughput for a mobile network in 3.5 GHz band with 100MHz bandwidth and end-to-end network latency of approximately 1 msec.

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The setup also demonstrates high spectral efficiency and potential for diversified services such as IoT and AR/VR, which can be delivered by 5G technology to serve a digitally connected world.

Abhay Savargaonkar, Director – Networks, Bharti Airtel said, “This is small but a very significant step in our journey towards 5G. The promise of 5G is endless, it will be a game changer and, it will change the way we live, work and engage. We’re moving quickly to begin collaboration towards 5G interoperability and development testing (IODT) based on the 3GPP R15 standards. We look forward to working closely with our partners for developing a robust 5G ecosystem in India.”

“We have been focusing on developing the 5G ecosystem and use cases, and the show with Bharti Airtel impressively demonstrates the performance capability of 5G in 3.5 GHz band. We shall also continue to work with Vertical Industry players to develop wider ecosystem use cases beyond enhanced mobile broadband,” says Emmanuel Coelho Alves, Director, Wireless Marketing, Huawei HQ.

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5G R15 is focusing on eMBB, laying the key building blocks to support services like virtual reality, ultra high definition immersive video and diversified long tail of future use cases and innovations. 3GPP completed the first drop of 5G New Radio (NR) standards in December 2017. The first commercial 5G network is expected to come out in India in 2020.

Image Credit: Huawei

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FarazGirish GowdaPriyansh Singh | Kashipur (Uttarakhand)Airtel UserSandy Recent comment authors
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5G will not come in india before 2025 As price is very low in telecom world

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
Kiran Fernandes | Goa

Jio will make sure it does come by 2022

Girish Gowda
Girish Gowda


Zeshan (Bangalore)
Zeshan (Bangalore)

Offtopic :- i have redmi 2 prime with jio and bsnl sim. When using jio 4g data ,bsnl goes to 2G only -> no problem.
When using bsnl 3G data, jio 4g shows no signal -> is it possible to keep default data sim to be bsnl 3G/2G and then the other sim to catch jio 4G network ??

jio lover
jio lover

not in ur phone


Data eneble sim slot use 2G/3G/4G network… while other slot use 2G/3G only.. but Jio is only 4G so not possible..

Priyansh Singh | Kashipur (Uttarakhand)
Priyansh Singh | Kashipur (Uttarakhand)



U need to wait for dual Volte feature to come out. May be another 6 months till mediatek launches it in lower end phones.

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