US mobile giant Sprint Corp, in conjunction with Finnish vendor Nokia, has showcased 5G technology at a large-scale public event in Santa Clara, California. The demonstration, which took place at Sprint’s experience tent at Levi’s Stadium, represents a continuation of the vendor’s plans to accelerate the testing and advancement of 5G technology. Specifically, Nokia revealed that the test highlighted the wireless delivery of a 4K ultra-high definition (UHD) video experience over a 5G network.
In technical terms, Nokia used a live mmWave system, running at 73GHz that supports beam steering. The system performs link speeds up to 2.3Gbps with a spectral bandwidth of 1GHz and ~1ms one way air interface latency, Nokia noted.
Dr John Saw, CTO at Sprint, commented: ‘We look forward to leveraging our deployment experience and working closely with Nokia to expand the use of 2.5GHz and higher band spectrum as we evolve to 5G.’