According to Ravinder Takkar, the trial is currently being conducted in two cities of two states of the country.
Testing of 5G service has started in India. Airtel was the first to inform about this last month, it has started 5G trials in Gurugram after Hyderabad. After this, Jio had informed about the 5G trial being done in its 44th AGM. Both Airtel and Jio had successfully achieved speeds of more than 1 Gbps during the 5G trial. At the same time, now Vodafone Idea (Vi) has also come in the race. Actually, Vodafone Idea (Vi) has also started 5G trial in the country. The company has started 5G trials in Pune and Gandhinagar.
The company has confirmed
Vodafone Idea’s Managing Director (MD) Ravinder Takkar has confirmed this. During the company’s analyst call, Ravinder Takkar said that Vi has started 5G trials in the country. Further Takkar said, “Recently, we have tested dynamic spectrum sharing as a feature between 4G and 5G along with our existing 4G spectrum. We have started 5G trials with our major network partners Nokia and Ericsson on newly allocated 5G spectrum in Pune and Gandhinagar.”
Let us tell you that Vi has a lot of spectrum resources. If it wants to roll out 5G to non-standalone (NSA) networks due to the excellent capacity of its 4G networks, then it can. Also read: Jio claims: Will launch 5G service first in India, will Airtel be left behind?
When will 5G start in India
Indians are expected to get 5G network connectivity next year. According to a new report, PM Narendra Modi can launch 5G network on India’s 75th Independence Day. A news website report quoted a government official as saying that the 5G network will start around August next year and PM Modi can launch it on August 15.
Telecom companies have been allotted 5G trial spectrum in 700 MHz, 3.5 GHz and 26 GHz bands. Both Airtel and Jio have previously said that their networks are 5G ready and are waiting for sufficient spectrum from DoT. The report said that DoT may conduct 5G auction later this year.
Jio will first start 5G
During the 44th Annual General Meeting of Reliance, Chairman Mukesh Ambani had said that only Reliance Jio will start 5G in the country. Reliance Jio has made tremendous strides in developing state-of-the-art standalone 5G technology, which is a big leap forward for wireless broadband.
Apart from this, Ambani told that during the 5G trial conducted by Jio in Mumbai, Jio had successfully achieved speeds of over 1 Gbps. Mukesh Ambani described Jio’s ‘Made in India’ solution as world class.