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In India, Airtel and Jio have begun their fifth-generation trials, demonstrating a blistering 1 Gbps throughput.
India is at the cusp of a 5G revolution. On a historic day for mobile network leaps, the country’s two telcos, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio, launched their 5G trials, with each service demonstrating an astounding 1 Gbps download speed.
Years of planning and months of testing for 5G have culminated in Bharati Airtel and Jio’s 5G trials. Previously, Airtel was the first operator in India to show a live 5G network. Airtel, based in Delhi, began testing the fifth-generation network at the Gurgaon Cyber Hub. While Reliance Jio, located in Mumbai, began its own in four separate circles around the country a few hours later.
In addition to its own 5G architecture, Reliance Jio is collaborating with foreign 5G equipment vendors. It is field-testing its own fifth-generation network in Mumbai using its own technology, while it is testing with Ericsson in Delhi, Nokia in Pune, and Samsung in Gujarat.
5G Spectrum In India
The Indian Department of Telecommunications (DoT) allotted spectrum to telcos such as Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, and Vodafone Idea a month ago in the 700 MHz, 3.3-3.6 GHz, and 24.25-28.5 GHz bands. Bharti Airtel has started a 5G experiment and is using the C-band 3500 MHz spectrum. Similarly, Jio is testing in both 3500 MHz bands and 26 GHz mmWave using its own 5G architecture, and multiple sources claim that it delivered beyond 1 Gbps throughput, just like Airtel.
Reliance and Bharti could possibly test 5G in rural areas using another 700 MHz spectrum band. Jio is also conducting experiments with its own indigenous technology, including testing of its core and radio networks for peak speed, latency, and data loads.
Note: The Indian public will not be able to enjoy the present 5G experiments in India since government laws prohibit public access. However, the trials will lay the basis for stakeholders, and the commercial deployment is slated to begin in six months.
How Fast Is 1 Gbps?
The Indian 5G speed of 1 Gbps is incredible. In comparison, the existing fourth-generation network may reach a theoretical peak speed of 300Mbps in the best-case scenario. In practice, though, consumers may expect roughly 42 Mbps. Meanwhile, the third-generation network provides 42 Mbps Internet speed on paper, but in practice, it can only deliver roughly 6Mbps. Examine 3G vs. 4G: Which Network Is Better?
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When compared to its real-world performance, 5G broadband can be more than 20 times faster than 4G. Meanwhile, 5G outperforms 3G in terms of speed by up to 166 times. Furthermore, if you download a 4K video at 1Gbps, it will take less than a minute to complete.
Eyes On Reliance Jio
All major telecom companies in India will undertake trials in th
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The 5G trial in India has begun, with Airtel and Jio launching with 1 Gbps speeds.