Airtel rolls out India’s first private 5G network amid heated industry debate
The on-premises 5G captive private network was built on the 5G trial spectrum allocated by the
Airtel said it has implemented two industrial-grade use cases for improving quality and operational efficiency at Bosch’s manufacturing plant, using the test spectrum.
In both cases, 5G technology, such as mobile broadband and ultra-reliable low-latency communications, has driven automated operations to ensure faster scale and reduced downtime.
“We believe that
The Ministry of Telecoms has published a notice of call for applications (NIA) for the auction of spectrum in the 600, 700, 800, 900, 1800, 2100, 2300, 2500, 3300 MHz and 26 GHz bands.
The NIA provides explicit clarity on the subject of Captive Non-Public Networks (CNPN).
The private network set up on the Bosch facility’s test spectrum has the capacity to handle thousands of connected devices while delivering multi-GBPS throughput, Airtel said.
“The low latency and reliable connectivity provided by the Airtel Private 5G network in our facilities, which was experienced during the proof of concept, allows us to improve our efficiency and productivity,” said Subhash P., Head of
Last year, Airtel successfully demonstrated India’s first 5G experience on a live 4G network in Hyderabad. It also demonstrated the first 5G rural trial in India as well as the first 5G cloud gaming experience.
Meanwhile, the Broadband India Forum (BIF) said on Friday that the choice of service provider for captive private 5G networks should rest with the companies.
“Companies should be satisfied with what is offered by telecommunications service providers (TSPs), whether it is satisfactory or not,” said BIF Chairman TV Ramachandran.
The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), the industry umbrella body representing telecom operators, on Thursday urged the government not to allow Big Tech companies to participate in 5G spectrum auctions this month through backdoor channels.
The COAI said in a statement that 5G spectrum should not be provided on an administrative basis as it does not lead to any business case for rolling out 5G networks in the country.
Children cry after teacher transfers to another UP school
With Free Preparatory Classes, Delhi Government Schools Help Students CUET