Singtel, Ericsson 5G test achieves 27.5Gbps speed

4 Aug 2016

Singapore’s leading mobile operator by subscribers Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel), working in partnership with Sweden’s Ericsson, has successfully tested fifth-generation mobile technology, part of the city-state’s push to become a ‘connected society’. In the tests, which used Ericsson’s 5G radio prototypes, the pair achieved a peak throughput of 27.5Gbps, with latency of just two milliseconds (2ms). The demo also introduced what Singtel and Ericsson claim to be the world’s first ‘end-to-end low latency live video streaming’ over 5G. The cellco has also called on other industry players to join it in developing new services and applications within a ‘5G ecosystem’, as it readies itself for the anticipated standardisation of 5G in 2020 by deploying key pre-5G technologies including carrier aggregation (CA), 256QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) and Narrow-Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT).

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