Indian telecoms operator Vodafone Idea (Vi) has achieved 5G download speed of 5.92 Gbps during 5G trials in Pune, Maharashtra.
Vi, the third largest mobile operator in India, has conducted the 5G trial on a combination of mid-band and high-band (mmWave) 5G trial spectrum using Ericsson Massive MIMO radios, Ericsson cloud native dual mode 5G core for Standalone architecture and NR-DC (New Radio-Dual Connectivity) software.
Earlier during its 5G network trials and use cases’ showcase in Pune, Vi had demonstrated speeds of over 4 Gbps. Commenting
“The trial demonstrates how Vi is testing and preparing its network for new 5G based applications that will rely on the low latency, reliability and high speeds of 5G,” Jagbir Singh, Chief Technology Officer, Vi said in a news statement.
“Achieving this technology milestone of 5.92 Gbps download speed by leveraging Ericsson’s 5G Standalone NR-DC software and cloud-native dual-mode 5G Core represents a milestone in India’s evolution to 5G Standalone with mmWave,” Amarjeet Singh, Vice President and Head of Customer Unit Vi at Ericsson said.
5G is expected to account for 39 percent of mobile subscriptions in India by 2027, according to Ericsson Mobility Report, November 2021 edition. By 2027, 5G is expected to account for around 50 percent of all mobile subscriptions worldwide – covering 75 percent of the world’s population and carrying 62 percent of the global smartphone traffic.