Airtel’s mid-band 5G trial network live in Gurgaon’s Cyber Hub, Telecom News, ET Telecom | #cybersecurity | #cyberattack

NEW DELHI: Bharti Airtel’s 5G trial network has gone live in Gurgaon’s Cyber Hub in the Millennium city, sources familiar with the matter said

The site is operating in the 3500 MHz band as per DoT guidelines and is delivering a throughput of over 1 Gbps.

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) had recently allocated 5G trial spectrum in the 700 Mhz, 3.5 Ghz and 26 Ghz bands to Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea (Vi) to develop India-relevant use cases on the next-gen fast wireless broadband technology.

Airtel has been allotted 5G trial spectrum in 3500 MHz, 28 GHz and 700 MHz in Delhi/NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru.Allotment of 5G trial spectrum is particularly crucial for Jio and Airtel, who already have 5G-ready networks and have recently bulked up on crucial airwaves in the recent auction to cater to the surge in data usage amid Covid and also future-proof themselves ahead of 5G rollouts.

Earlier this year, Airtel became the first telco in India to test 5G over a live network using liberalized spectrum in 1800 MHz band.

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