Last Updated on 22/11/2021 by Sanskriti
Nokia and Vodafone are working together as a team to test the 5G services through E-Band where fiber deployment is difficult, both the companies announced the news of their partnership on Wednesday.
The company said in a Tweet, “We are delighted to partner with Vi in trials to deliver 5G services by connecting small cells and macrocells with fiber-like speed through E-Band, in areas where fiber is challenging to deploy.”
The firm used the E-band (60GHz to 90GHz) spectrum to connect small cells and macrocells at “fiber-like” speeds for testing.
“Together with Vi, we achieved 9.85 Gbps of backhaul capacity using E-band Microwave in 80GHz spectrum, unlocking the true potential of 5G.”
In India, using the spectrum in the 3.3GHz-3.6GHz range and the mmWave band (24.25GHz-28.5GHz), 5G tests are being conducted.
along with the traditional 3.5 GHz spectrum band, and mmWave high bands like 26 GHz by the DoT has been provided to Vodafone, for 5G trials.
Vodafone Idea had previously stated that during its ongoing 5G testing in Pune, it has attained peak speeds of over 3.7 Gbps. In Gandhinagar and Pune, the business claimed to have achieved peak download speeds of up to 1.5 Gbps on a 3.5 GHz band 5G testing network.
In May, the Department of Transportation authorized Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, and Vodafone’s applications for 5G testing, followed by MTNL later.