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Airtel announces 5G

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 Airtel announces 5G  Bharti Airtel today announced that it has become India’s first telco to demonstrate and orchestrate live 5G service over a commercial network in Hyderabad city. Airtel did this over its existing liberalized spectrum in the 1800 MHz band through the NSA (Non-Stand Alone) network technology. Airtel seamlessly operated 5G and 4G concurrently within the same spectrum block by using dynamic spectrum sharing. This demonstration has emphatically validated the 5G readiness of Airtel’s network across all domains – Radio, Core, and Transport, Airtel said. Airtel 5G is capable of delivering 10x speeds, 10x latency, and 100x concurrency when compared to existing technologies. Specifically, in Hyderabad, users were able to download a full-length movie in a matter of seconds on a 5G phone. This demonstration has underlined the company’s technology capabilities. “The impact of the 5G experience will be available to our customers when an adequate spectrum is available and governm