T-Mobile US, Nokia test 5G using 28GHz spectrum

23 Sep 2016

Nokia and T-Mobile US have announced the establishment of a ‘pre-standards 5G test network’ in the United States. The 5G air interface lab test used T-Mobile’s 28GHz spectrum and Nokia’s commercial 5G-ready AirScale radio platform. This resulted in ‘throughput rates of several Gigabits per second’ and real-time latency of 1.8 milliseconds, while streaming four simultaneous 4K videos. Neville Ray, chief technology officer of T-Mobile US, commented: ‘We’ve now brought 5G out of the lab and into the field. With Nokia’s partnership, we’re seeing the kind of astounding data speeds and low latency that are hallmarks of 5G and set the standard for future network performance.’

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