Vodafone Idea (Vi) has achieved peak speed in excess of 3.7 Gbps with very low latency on the mmWave spectrum band in its 5G trials.
The company is conducting 5G trials on government allocated 5G spectrum in the cities of Pune and Gandhinagar, along with its technology vendors.
In Pune, Vi has deployed its 5G trial in a lab setup of end-to-end captive network of Cloud Core, and new generation Transport and Radio Access Network.
The company said that top speeds were achieved in this trial using equipment in 5G non-standalone network architecture and using NR Radios.
Vi has been allocated mmWave high bands like 26 GHz by the DoT, along with the traditional 3.5 GHz spectrum band, for 5G network trials. mmWave delivers wide spectrum and capacity over the shortest distances for 5G, delivering lower latencies.
Vi has also achieved peak download speeds of up to 1.5 Gbps in 3.5 Ghz band 5G trial network, with its OEM partners in Gandhinagar and Pune.
Vi CTO Jagbir Singh 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 fastest 4G speeds and a 5G-ready network, we are now testing the 5G technology to be able to bring a truly digital experience for enterprises and consumers in India.”