Du and Nokia demo 10Gbps 5G

20 Oct 2015

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) telco Du has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Nokia Networks for the development of 5G technology, while the two firms have also given what the say was the first live demonstration of 10Gbps 5G services in the Middle East. A Nokia press release says the 5G technology will support a range of ‘smart city use cases’, from IT to automotive, manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture and entertainment. The vendor said its 5G demo system used very high bandwidth smart antennas and next generation multi-carrier modulation to achieve ultra-low latency and peak data rates of 10Gbps. It added that the 5G radio proof-of-concept was developed in cooperation with National Instruments (NI).

United Arab Emirates, Du (Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company, EITC)