US Cellular, the fifth largest wireless operator in the US by subscribers, has completed 5G trials using the 28GHz frequency band in conjunction with Ericsson. The trials, which were carried out in Madison, Wisconsin, were conducted under a variety of real-world conditions, and achieved peak throughput speed of 8.5Gbps. In addition, tests of virtual reality equipment achieved peak speeds of 4Gbps. The companies also tested augmented reality, advanced beamforming and Massive MIMO functionality. The live over-the-air trials expanded on 5G trials between the two companies in 2016 that achieved 9Gbps speeds at 15GHz.