Turkcell, Huawei claim first 5G mmWave test, hitting speeds of 70Gbps

20 Jun 2017

Turkey’s Turkcell and Chinese vendor Huawei have reported carrying out ‘the first’ successful 5G millimetre-Wave (mmWave) network speed test, claiming a new network speed record in Turkey of 70Gbps. Turkcell’s deputy director of network technologies, Gediz Sezgin, called the test result ‘a breakthrough in telecommunications’, with the cellco having previously (in January) noted a 5G peak speed of 24.7Gbps in tests with Sweden’s Ericsson.

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