After all the upgrade on the roll, Airtel has now currently rolled out 5G in Kolkata and Bengaluru. It’s, however, a known fact that the 5th generation wireless systems is seemingly going to take over the market very soon.
This upgrade is regarded as India’s first 5G capable network. A milestone in the field of technology achieved by Airtel again. Very crucial for the company, especially during the time when there are lot of competition from companies like Jio, Vodafone.
Most of the times we see that the carriers come up with a plan that would include not only economical factor but also the network aspect that pulls customers.
Government stands supportive, as they are determined to deploy 5G across the country by 2020. The private sector is already on the board as Airtel has launched India’s first 5G capable network in India.
In the last two days, many new developments have been reported with respect to 5G deployment in India, both from private and Govt. sector.
TRAI has already released consultation paper to seek feedback related with 3300-3400 Mhz and 3400-3600 Mhz bands which would be used for 5G network.
Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha said “We missed the opportunity to participate when the standards were being set for 3G and 4G, but don’t want to miss the 5G opportunity. Now when the standards are being set for 5G across the world, India will also participate in the process.”
The minister also informed “As per the OECD Committee on Digital Economic Policy, it has been stated that 5G technologies rollout will help in increasing GDP, creating employment, and digitizing the economy.”
Airtel referring about the technicalities clarified “Massive MIMO creates 3D beams both on horizontal and vertical planes towards users located within its coverage footprint. This helps in improving coverage and reducing interference across users in different beams, thereby improving signal quality (SINR) by 2-3dB. Serving multiple users by re-using same set of resource blocks (MU-MIMO) with improved signal quality helps in improving user experience, cell capacity and spectrum efficiency.”
The Project Leap network transformation program of Airtel involves network capability that has been expanded three to seven times, using the same spectrum.
Eventually, Airtel has selected Bengaluru and Kolkata to get India’s first 5G network.
Although waiting for the network would not be so long, these cities are ready to grab the fastest network hence introduced.