Vodafone Idea (Vi) and Erickson Running time claims to achieve a technology milestone 5g Trial showing maximum download speed of 5.92 Gbps. Vodafone-Idea’s new speed record was achieved on a single test device during its 5G trial in Pune, Maharashtra, operated on a combination of mid-band and high-band (mmWave) 5G trial spectrum using Ericsson Massive MIMO radio, Ericsson. Cloud Native Dual Mode 5G Core for standalone architecture and NR-DC (new radio-dual connectivity) software.
With 5G standalone NR-DC software, Vodafone Idea can provide latency-sensitive and high-performing applications such as AR / VR and 8K video streaming, as well as new uses for consumers and enterprises after it launches 5G on its commercial network.
Earlier, during its 5G trial and use showcase in Pune, Vodafone Idea showed speeds of up to 4Gbps. A new speed record of 5.92 Gbps has been achieved using the government-allocated 5G spectrum for the trial.
According to the Ericsson Mobility Report, November 2021 edition, 5G is expected to account for 39% of all mobile subscriptions in India by 2027. The report adds that by 2027, 5G is set to become an influential mobile access technology through global subscriptions. During this time, 5G is expected to account for about 50 percent of all mobile subscriptions worldwide – covering 75 percent of the world’s population and carrying 62 percent of global smartphone traffic.
Commenting on the achievement, Jagbir Singh, Vi’s Chief Technology Officer, said, “The trial shows how Vi is constantly testing and preparing its network for new 5G based applications that will rely on 5G’s low latency, reliability and high speed.” Given the growing consumer demand for immersive media and video streaming services, the 5G speeds we’ve demonstrated will help us prepare our mobile broadband speeds and customers for greater network capacity requirements, as we prepare for ‘5G for a Better Tomorrow’ in India. ”
Amarjit Singh, Ericsson’s Vice President and Head of Customer Unit Vi, said, “Achieving this technology milestone at 5.92 Gbps download speeds using Ericsson’s 5G standalone NR-DC software and cloud-native dual-mode 5G core is a milestone in India’s evolution. 5G standalone with mmWave. Based on our global 5G deployment across 121 live networks, we are confident that we will be able to help our customers, like Vi, continue to grow their network seamlessly into 5G. ”