Bharti Airtel, MTNL, Reliance Jio, and Vodafone have all received approval to commence 5G trials as the nation continues to prepare its rollout of commercial 5G networks.
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The Singaporean-owned telco aggregated spectrum in the 3500Mhz and mmWave bands on top of existing 4G spectrum band layers to achieve a 'new 5G record'.
After performing 5G testing of the low band spectrum since November last year.
With the rollout, Samsung becomes the first new radio network vendor to deploy a commercial network in New Zealand in over a decade.
The test was conducted in Samsung's 5G lab based in South Korea.
Macquarie Telecom says Optus is 'enabling partnership in Australia’s 5G development while others are actively inhibiting it'.