5G Trial in India Successfully Conducted by Bharti Airtel, Huawei
For the full financial year that ended in March 2018, Airtel's net profit came in at Rs 1,099 crore, over 71 per cent lower than Rs 3,800 crore logged in FY2016-17. (Photo Credits: PTI)

Gurugram, Feb 23: The first-ever trial run of 56 network was conducted in India on Friday by Chinese tech major Huawei and leading domestic telecomp service provider Bharti Airtel. The fastest internet technology was conducted at Airtel's Network Experience Centre in Haryana Manesar.

Confirming the successful test launch, Bharti Airtel's Director Networks Abhay Savargaonkar said the test-run has affirmed their resolve to develop a robust 5G ecosystem in India.

During the 5G interoperability and development testing (IODT), a user throughput of more than 3Gbps was achieved, claimed the statement issued by Bharti Airtel.

The speed achieved is considered to be highest for a mobile network in India, in 3.5 GHz band with 100 MHz bandwidth.

The test run proves the viability of using the 5G internet network in 3.5 GHz band, said Emmanuel Coelho Alves, Director, Wireless Marketing, Huawei HQ.

The first-ever 5G internet test in India comes days after the state-run BSNL signed a pact with Japan's NTT AT along with their Indian partner Virgo Corps to create a "5G test-bed". The agreement came in the backdrop of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japan counterpart Shinzo Abe agreeing to boost joint technological development between the nations.