On Thursday, Airtel announced that it has become the first telco in the country to successfully demonstrate and orchestrate live 5G service in Hyderabad city over a commercial network.
Airtel noted that it did this through the NSA (Non Stand Alone) network technology over its existing liberalised spectrum in the 1800 MHz band.
In addition, the telco stated that it used a “first of its kind, dynamic spectrum sharing to operate 5G and 4G concurrently within the same spectrum block.”
This demonstration emphatically confirmed the 5G readiness of the network of Airtel across all realms – Radio, Core and Transport. Airtel states that 5G would be able to deliver 10x speeds, 10x latency and 100x concurrency.