Elisa, Nokia claim 5G speed record. Elisa and Nokia reported that they had reached the world’s highest data speeds on a commercial 5G network, hitting a combined down link speed of 8Gb/s on two devices.
The operator demonstrated the set up at its flagship store in Finland, employing Nokia mmWave equipment and a pair of Qualcomm 5G test smartphones. Each device achieved data rates of 4Gb/s using 800MHz of mmWave spectrum in the 26GHz band.
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Sami Komulainen, manufacturing EVP at Elisa (pictured), noted that the speeds achieved were a natural phase in our 5G growth and we want to explore 5G opportunities and drive the technology further to help our customers.”
He pointed to the connectivity of many Iot devices and the usage of new applications as key future measures.
The demonstration proved the capabilities of 5G for mobile broadband purposes, added Tommi Uitto, president of Mobile Networks at Nokia.
The next move is to implement ultra-reliable low-latency communication (URLLC), which is very important for wireless robotics and autonomous driving, as well as extreme machine-type communication (MTC), which is about IoT extreme networking, a very large number of artefacts that can be linked to the network.’
Enrico Salvatori, Qualcomm’s head of the EMEA business, added that the test served as “proof that mmWave can also deploy maximum 5G performance and capability.”
He expressed hope that mmWave spectrum would be made available in 12 months in more countries in Europe, adding that Qualcomm was working to make it a commercial reality” with the industry.