Vi successfully demonstrates 5G Voice over NR capability during 5G trials in Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Vodafone Idea Limited, India’s major telecom operator, has stated that during the ongoing 5G trials in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, it has successfully demonstrated 5G Voice over New Radio (VoNR) with its technology partner, Nokia. Vi will be able to provide its subscribers a high-definition voice experience via 5G once the VoNR solution is launched, as well as a variety of sophisticated voice apps and use cases in the future. Vi is undertaking 5G trials in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, and Pune, Maharashtra, using a government-allocated 5G spectrum.
Nokia’s full portfolio of technologies, including its AirScale 5G RAN, 5G Core, and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) voice core, were used in the VoNR trial. Because it uses the 5G network for both phone and data services, the solution can provide an improved user experience on a dependable, low-latency network once it is commercially deployed.
“We are testing technology solutions for offering superior network experience and use cases of relevance to digital enterprises and consumers, during our 5G Trials. Having achieved the fastest 5G speeds in the country and demonstration of a wide range of use cases, we have now successfully tested VoNR service which offers the best call quality on 5G networks, using technology solutions from Nokia. I am confident that our relentless pursuit to deliver a superior network for Digital India will help us to continue providing the best in class voice and data services to 5G users in the future,”According to Jagbir Singh, CTO, Vodafone Idea Limited.
Nokia’s VoNR solution is enabling service providers to offer a slew of new and interesting speech-based applications, such as real-time translation and immersive voice, to make augmented and virtual reality use cases more engaging.
Nokia IMS speech core provides service providers with new revenue streams, operational flexibility, and lower network management costs through innovative applications and uses cases where voice plays a critical role.
Vi has previously reported speeds in excess of 4 Gbps during 5G trials with Nokia in Gandhinagar and exhibited novel consumer use cases such as AI-based VR streaming, Roller Coaster Gaming, VR 5G Connected Schools, and 360 degrees VR Content Playback. Vi also successfully demonstrated secure network slicing and trialed the deployment of 5G in mid-band to provide rural broadband connection in Gandhinagar, using Nokia’s 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) and 5G core.