Ericsson and Etisalat trial 5G

4 May 2017

Ericsson and United Arab Emirates (UAE) telco Etisalat have completed a trial of 5G mobile technology with outdoor mobility. The pair say that the trial has ‘demonstrated 5G capabilities in a real-world environment over a live network, including tests on speed, latency and beam steering’. The test used 800MHz of spectrum in the 15GHz band, achieving an aggregate site throughput of over 24Gbps.

Saeed Al Zarouni, Senior Vice President for Mobile Networks at Etisalat, commented: ‘Today’s live demonstration provides a glimpse into the future and what mobile services will be like in the next few years … 5G enhances existing services with additional capacity, higher speeds and lower latency, while supporting a large number of machine-type connections.’

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