Vi (Vodafone Idea) yesterday announced that it achieved peak speed in excess of 3.7 Gbps on the mmWave spectrum band in Pune city. The company is currently conducting 5G trials on the 5G spectrum allocated by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in Pune, Maharashtra and Gandhinagar, Gujarat along with its technology vendors.
Vi has deployed a 5G trial in Pune in a lab setup of an end-to-end captive network of Cloud Core, new generation Transport and Radio Access Network. The trial saw Vi achieving a peak speed in excess of 3.7 Gbps on the mmWave spectrum band with very low latency. Vi said that it achieved the speeds with state-of-the-art equipment in 5G Non-Standalone network architecture and using NR radios.
The telecom service provider has been allocated mmWave spectrum high bands like 26 GHz by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) along with the traditional 3.5 GHz spectrum band for 5G trials. mmWave spectrum band allows telcos to deliver a wide spectrum and capacity over the shortest distance for 5G delivering lower latencies.
Vi also achieved peak download speeds of up to 1.5 Gbps in the 3.5 GHz band during 5G trials with its OEM partners in Gandhinagar and Pune city. The high speed and low latency feature of 5G will create possibilities for improvement in various sectors.
“We are pleased with the speed and latency results in the initial stages of the 5G trials on the Govt allocated 5G spectrum bands. Having established a robust 4G network pan-India, delivering fastest 4G speeds and a 5G-ready network, we are now testing the NextGen 5G technology to be able to bring a truly digital experience for enterprises and consumers in India, in the future.”
Jagbir Singh, CTO, Vodafone Idea Limited