Bouygues, Ericsson achieve 25.2Gbps speeds in '5G' trial

17 Mar 2017

French telecoms operator Bouygues Telecom has carried out trials of ‘5G’ technology in cooperation with equipment vendor Ericsson, using a radio station equipped with active 5G antennas connected simultaneously to two mobile prototype terminals. The companies claim to have achieved aggregated rate of 25.2Gbps on the 5G antenna with a latency of the order of three milliseconds. This demonstration highlighted the ability of 5G to implement adaptive beamforming, which when used with massive multiple-input, multiple-output (Massive MIMO), will increase the capacity of mobile networks and the range of signals for 5G terminals.

France, Bouygues Telecom, Ericsson