Airtel and Tata Group/TCS have joined hands to develop 5G technology in India. Airtel made this partnership through its Twitter account. Declaration is of. TCS has developed the 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 in bringing 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
Gopal Vittal, MD and CEO of Bharti Airtel for India and South Asia, said in a press statement, “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 equipped for the world to create state-of-the-art solutions and applications. This will go a long way in helping India become an innovation and manufacturing destination.”
Bharti Airtel last week 5G Trial Network The process was started in Gurugram. The maximum speed of Airtel’s 5G network is 1Gbps. The site, which is currently undergoing trials, 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.
For the time being, Airtel customers will not be able to experience 5G network during the trial even if they have a 5G enabled smartphone, as the government has not yet allowed it to be tested with customers.