Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL) has been conducting 5G trials on Govt. allocated 5G spectrum in the cities of Pune (Maharashtra) and Gandhinagar
(Gujarat). Vi said that in its trial, it achieved peak 5G speed of 3.7 Gbps with very low latency on the mmWave spectrum band. This is conducted in a lab setup of end to-end captive network of Cloud Core, new generation Transport and Radio Access Network in Pune.
This is achieved in 5G Non-Standalone network architecture and using NR Radios. Vi has been allocated 26 GHz mmWave band by the DoT,
along with the traditional 3.5 GHz spectrum band, for 5G network
trials. Vi has also achieved peak download speeds of up to 1.5 Gbps in 3.5
Ghz band 5G trial network, with its OEM partners in Gandhinagar
and Pune city.
Back in May Department of Telecommunications (DoT) permitted Telecom Service Providers (TSPs), including Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio Infocomm, Vodafone Idea, and MTNL, to conduct 5G trials in the country. In Juns Jio said that it has recorded a peak speed of 1 Gbps. In July, Airtel also said that it has recorded over 1 Gbps peak 5G speed.
Commenting on the trial performance so far, Jagbir Singh, CTO,
Vodafone Idea Limited, said:
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.