Telekom Romania has conducted a test of 5G technologies in conjunction with Swedish vendor Ericsson, writes The Diplomat. The two companies held a 5G demonstration in the capital city Bucharest this week, presenting the new technology to the media and state officials. In the demonstration, which included tests of beamforming, aggregate speeds of up to 24Gbps were achieved.
Commenting on the tests, Arun Bansal, SVP and Head of Ericsson in Europe and Latin America said: ‘Today’s demonstration, the first of its kind in South Eastern Europe, provides a glimpse into the future and how 5G will enable people, industries and things to connect on an unprecedented scale, bringing with it a whole new world of devices and services.’
The Romanian government is reportedly aiming to award companies 5G licences in 2018, ahead of commercial deployments, which are expected in 2020.