India on Thursday began its first 5G trial for rural broadband networks. The test was conducted at Ajol village in Gujarat, with the Base Transceiver Station (BTS) installed at a distance of 17 km in Unawa town of Gandhinagar.
According to a report by ET Telecom, a team of DoT officials and two private mobile service providers reached the village to measure the speed displayed by the rural broadband network. The team consisted of DDG Rosham Lal Meena, Ajatshatru Somani and directors Vikas Dadhik and Sumit Mishra. He was also accompanied by the technical teams of Nokia and Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL).
During the 5G trials, the officials recorded a peak download speed of 105.47 Mbps and a peak upload speed of 58.77 Mbps. The details of the tests were also shared by PIB_India Ministry of Communications. “Peak data download speed of more than 105 Mbps was observed in Ajol village, which is 17.1 kms from Unawa city with 5G BTS. This is the first of its kind 5G innovative solution to be tested in India for rural broadband coverage,” shared in the tweet.
a team of senior officers of @DoT_India Gujarat LSA along with the technical team of Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL) and Nokia visited here yesterday #5G Testing site in rural area of Gandhinagar. @ Ashwini Vaishnav @devusinh @PIBAhmedabad
— PIB_India Ministry of Communications (@pib_comm) December 23, 2021
As far as the technologies being tested are concerned, the report states that 5G immersive gaming is artificial intelligence (AI) based 360 degree camera with real time video stream, VR connected classroom, 360 degree virtual reality (VR) ) Content playback, VR connected classrooms. Testing is being done at the test site.
5G trial in India
It is worth noting that the trial of 5G is going on all over the country. A team of DoT officials recorded 5G speed around 1.5Gbps near Mahatma Mandi 5G site in Gandhinagar. In addition, all the major telecom companies in India – Reliance Jio, Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel – have started testing 5G networks in India.
Speaking at Reliance Industries’ Annual General Meeting (AGM) earlier this year, Mukesh Ambani had said that Reliance Jio had achieved 1Gbps speed during testing in Mumbai. Similarly, Airtel had earlier achieved a peak download speed of 1.2 Gbps while conducting 5G trials in Lower Parel area of Mumbai. In a separate 5G test conducted in Delhi’s Cyber Hub area, the company managed to cross download speeds of over 1Gbps.
First appeared on BGR India after it started testing 5G technology in Ajol village, Gujarat, India.