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LG Uplus and Huawei complete 5G pre-commercial tests in Gangnam

27 Nov 2017

South Korea’s LG Uplus has partnered with Huawei to complete a large-scale 5G network test in a pre-commercial environment in the Gangnam District of Seoul. The network consists of both 3.5GHz and 28GHz base stations and returned average data rates of 1Gbps over the low band and more than 5Gbps for dual connectivity over high and low bands. The test also helped to successfully verify the technologies of IPTV 4K video and other future-proof commercial 5G services. High-speed mobility, dual connectivity and inter-cell handovers (under continuous networking conditions) were also validated.

‘In the Gangnam District of Korea, we have successfully validated the 5G pre-commercial network and released the world’s first 3.5GHz customer premise equipment (CPE),’ commented Zhou Yuefeng, Huawei Wireless Product Line CMO, adding: ‘This demonstrates that Huawei will maintain its capability to provide competitive end-to-end (E2E) 5G network products in 2018. LG Uplus and Huawei will continue to conduct further research into 5G technologies and build a robust E2E industry ecosystem to achieve business success in the upcoming 5G era.’

South Korea, Huawei Technologies, LG Uplus

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