Airtel and Tata Group/TCS have joined hands for the development of 5G technology in India. Airtel made this partnership through its Twitter account. Announcement is of. TCS has developed radio and NSA/SA core based on O-RAN technology, which the company will make available for commercial use from January 2022 and Airtel will release its 5G network using this technology. As is done with most network technology, the new technology will first be run as a pilot project. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) helps bring end-to-end solutions for both 3GPP and O-RAN standards.
Airtel and Tata join hands for ‘Made in India’ 5G. Airtel will pilot and deploy this indigenous solution from Tata as part of its 5G rollout plans in India and start the pilot in January 2022. #Airtel pic.twitter.com/XGVEWCI1L0
— Bharti Airtel (@airtelnews) June 21, 2021
In a press statement, Gopal Vittal, MD and CEO of Bharti Airtel for India and South Asia, said (translated) “We are delighted to partner with the Tata Group to make India a global hub for 5G and related technologies. With its world-class technology ecosystem, India is well positioned for the world to create cutting-edge solutions and applications. This will go a long way in helping India become an innovation and manufacturing destination.”
Last week, Bharti Airtel started the process of 5G trial network in Gurugram. The maximum speed of Airtel’s 5G network is 1Gbps. The site where the trial is currently underway is operating on the 3500MHz band. Earlier this year, Airtel demonstrated 5G using liberalized spectrum in the 1800MHz band. Airtel’s 5G network is currently live in the Cyber Hub of Gurugram. However, the company has started this testing with the partnership of Ericsson.
As of now, Airtel customers will not get to experience 5G network during the trial even if they have a 5G enabled smartphone as the government is yet to allow it to be tested with customers.
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