T-Mobile Austria has installed two tower sites in Innsbruck to stage a live trial of a pre-version of the final 5G standard, achieving transmission rates of 2Gbps and a latency of three milliseconds. For the trial, T-Mobile used frequencies in the 3.7GHz band, with the 5G end-to-end network system provided by technology partner Huawei and 640km of fibre-optic infrastructure operated by the Innsbruck municipal utilities.
Gunther Platter, governor of the Tyrol province, said: ‘I am very proud that Tyrol is a pioneer in digitisation. With our broadband initiative, we have laid the foundation for the future expansion of the 5G network. I am particularly pleased that Innsbruck is becoming a first pilot region. In the future, the state of Tyrol would like to launch a task force with all operators in order to accelerate the 5G rollout.’