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Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL) said it had reached a maximum speed of more than 3.7 Gbps in the mm-Wave spectrum band in the city of Pune.
The telecommunications operator also recorded maximum download speeds of up to 1.5 Gbit / s in the 3.5 GHz band 5G test network per year.
Vodafone Idea is conducting 5G tests on the government-assigned 5G spectrum in the cities of Pune, Maharashtra, and Gandhinagar, Gujarat. along with its technology providers like Ericsson and Nokia.
The telecommunications company is also preparing for virtualized networks and is currently testing Open RAN in order to use next-generation technology for 5G services in the future.
In the city of Pune, Vodafone Idea conducted its 5G test in a laboratory configuration of an end-to-end captive network consisting of Cloud Core, Transport Access Network, and next-generation radio, in which Vi achieved a maximum speed greater than 3. 7 Gbit / s with very low latency in the millimeter-wave spectrum.
These speeds were achieved with state-of-the-art equipment in a non-autonomous 5G network architecture and using NR radios.
The telco has been allocated mm-Wave high bands like 26 GHz by the DoT and the traditional 3.5 GHz spectrum band for 5G network trials. mm-Wave delivers wide spectrum and capacity over the shortest distances for 5G, delivering lower latencies.
Vi and its OEM partners in Gandhinagar and the city of Pune have also achieved top download speeds of up to 1.5 Gbit / s in the 3.5 GHz band 5G test network.
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 the 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.”