Bharti Airtel and Ericsson on Friday claimed to have achieved a broadband download speed of 500 Megabits per second (Mbps) on smartphones during a live trial of new technology.
“During the trial, data download speeds of over 500 Mbps were recorded on smartphones in an indoor environment. In an outdoor environment, a peak download speed of more than 400 Mbps was achieved with coverage of about 180 meters from the base station. The trial was conducted in Delhi-NCR,” Airtel and Ericsson said in a joint statement.
Both companies jointly conducted India’s first trial of Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA) technology over a live 4G network.
Recently, the government freed around 550 Mhz of spectrum for public wifi and 5G services.