Airtel announces 5G ready network in Hyderabad

Bharti Airtel took an edge by becoming the first telecom operator in India to demonstrate 5G services successfully. Bharti Airtel announced that it orchestrated live fifth-generation (5G) service over a commercial network in Hyderabad.

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Important Point:

  • Bharti Airtel explained that it used state of the art dynamic spectrum sharing so as to operate both 4G and 5G networks in the same spectrum block.
  • One of India’s major telecom companies managed to do this atop the existing spectrum in the 1800 MHz band through the Non-Stand Alone (NSA) network technology.
  • Airtel claimed that it took only a few seconds to download a full-length film during its demonstration of the 5G network.
  • The company said that the 5G network could deliver ten times the speed and latency attained previously with 100 times the concurrency when compared to the technology in use.
  • The government is conducting the auction of 2,251 MHz of spectrum through the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) at a reserve price of Rs 3.92 trillion from March 1, 2021.
  • The government has not included the spectrum in the 3,300-3,600 MHz bands recommended for 5G by the telecom operators.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Bharti Airtel CEO: Gopal Vittal.
  • Bharti Airtel Founder: Sunil Bharti Mittal.
  • Bharti Airtel Founded: 7 July 1995.

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