Airtel Begins 5G Trial Network in Gurugram


5G launch date in India is soon approaching and telcos have begun testing 5G networks in several parts. While the Government of India is yet to allot the 5G spectrum to telecom companies in the country, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) had recently given a go-ahead to telecom operators in the Indian market including Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio, and Vi to test the 5G network in the region.

Airtel has announced that the Airtel 5G trial network has gone live in the Gurugram. We are learned that the Airtel 5G site in Cyber Hub is operating at the 3,500MHz band. DoT has allowed Airtel, Jio, and Vi to use 700MHz, 3,500MHz, and 26,000MHz bands. The most interesting fact, however, is that Airtel 5G seems to be delivering a jaw-dropping download speed of over 1Gbps.