Claro Chile, Nokia stage 5G lab trial using 27GHz band

15 Dec 2017

America Movil (AM)-backed mobile operator unit Claro Chile and Finnish telecoms vendor Nokia have carried out what they claim is the first 5G demonstration in Latin America. According to Business News Americas, the trial – which took place at Claro’s headquarters – utilised spectrum in the 27GHz band, and generated downlink transmission speeds of up to 9Gbps. Mauricio Escobedo, general manager of Claro Chile, told BNamericas that Chile was chosen as AM’s Latin American ‘5G test bed’ due to the existing penetration of 4G services and the country’s track record for adopting advanced mobile technologies.

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