Airtel Moves Closer To 5G, To Demonstrate Use Case Scenarios Next Week


India Mobile Congress 2019: Airtel says it will demonstrate 5G use case scenarios next week in New Delhi. DoT has also granted Huawei permission for the same.

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Airtel will showcase and demo use cases of its 5G network at India Mobile Congress (IMC) next week. The three-day telecom event is scheduled between October 14-16 in New Delhi.  Airtel says it will demonstrate '5G network user experience' at IMC. Along with that, Airtel says it will also showcase some of its pre-5G technologies such as Licensed Assisted Access (LAA).

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Airtel at IMC 2019

Airtel will demonstrate use case scenarios around its industrial applications for Smart Factories, IoT space And data centres that Airtel says 'will help businesses leverage cloud, drive deep analytics and deliver a great digital experience to their customers.'

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'Smart cities, smart mobility, smart homes'

At IMC, Airtel is expected to showcase smart cities connectivity solutions such as traffic control and surveillance system, pollution check, traffic enforcement system, street lighting and more. Airtel is also expected to showcase smart mobility connectivity solutions for next-gen two-wheeler and four-wheeler vehicles. Airtel Xstream will also be on display at IMC.

Airtel claims it serves more than 2,000 large businesses and 500,000 SMBs in enterprise connectivity space.

"These high-speed network technologies (Airtel is to showcase at IMC) of the future will be the bedrock of an emerging Digital India, which will have smart homes, smart cities and smart factories," Airtel said in its statement.

Huawei confident it will be given permission for 5G trials in India

In related news, Department of Telecom (DoT) has granted Huawei permission to conduct 5G 'use cases' demos at upcoming India Mobile Congress (IMC). In response to the DoT's nod, Huawei said the green signal sends a "positive message" and will bolster the industry's confidence to work with the company.

India is yet to take a call on whether it intends to place curbs on Huawei or allow the firm to participate in 5G trials.

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