KDDI trials 5G using Nokia AirScale solution

12 May 2017

In a press release, Nokia has confirmed the start of the first in a series of 5G collaborations with Japan’s KDDI to show the potential of the next generation technology’s potential to deliver high-bandwidth data services such as Ultra HD video in urban environments. The trial simulated ‘future 5G network demands, providing high speed, one gigabit-per-second connectivity inside an apartment block using Nokia radio technology on the 28GHz band.’ The trial took place in Fujimino City of Saitama Prefecture and marks the first in a series of 5G collaborations between Nokia and KDDI following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in 2016 to develop technologies for a new, faster generation of wireless communications. The tests used Nokia’s AirScale radio access base station on the 28GHz band.

Japan, KDDI (au), Nokia