US Cellular, Nokia trial 5G technologies for fixed-wireless access

13 Oct 2016

US Cellular, in conjunction with equipment vendor Nokia, has demonstrated 5G fixed-wireless technologies in both indoor and outdoor environments. The 5G trials utilised 28GHz spectrum awarded via an experimental license by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Nokia’s commercially-available, 5G-ready AirScale radio platform to stream six simultaneous 4K ultra HD videos. In both indoor and outdoor environments, the tests delivered speeds of 5Gbps and ultra-low latency of under two milliseconds over the 5G wireless link.

Ricky Corker, executive vice president and head of North America for Nokia, said: ‘Nokia continues to accelerate its efforts to develop and test 5G in North America, and we’re pleased to expand our relationship with US Cellular with this newest 5G collaboration. Our tests show how 5G technology not only will enhance US Cellular’s ongoing efforts to stay ahead of the needs of their data-hungry customers and businesses, but also create opportunities for new services requiring high bandwidth and low latency.’