Nokia achieves peak speeds 4.7 Gbps with commercial 5G software and hardware during a test. That’s makes Nokia to set up the record of the fastest 5G connection in the world. This test was done using their over-the-air network in Dallas, Texas.
The test was completed using a technique called carrier aggregation and Dual Connectivity over 5G and LTE networks powered by their AirScale Radio Access end-to-end 5G solution.
Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks at Nokia commented on breaking the 5G record :
This is an important and significant milestone in the development of 5G services in the U.S, particularly at a time when connectivity and capacity is so crucial. It demonstrates the confidence operators have in our global end-to-end portfolio and the progress we have made to deliver the best possible 5G experiences to customers. We already supply our mmWave radios to all of the major US carriers and we look forward to continuing to work closely with them moving forward.
Nokia used 800 MHz of commercial millimeter wave 5G spectrum and Dual Connectivity (EN-DC) functionality for the tests. The EN-DC allows devices to connect simultaneously to 5G and LTE networks, transmitting and receiving data across both air-interface technologies. This means devices can achieve a higher throughput than when connecting to 5G or LTE alone. The speeds were achieved on both 5G cloud-based (vRAN) and classic baseband configurations.
Nokia said, this solution will not only provide subscribers with unrivalled mobile broadband speeds, but also enable carriers to sell various latency-sensitive enterprise services, such as network slicing for mission-critical applications