Vodafone Spain, Huawei claim ‘first 5G call in the world’

21 Feb 2018

Vodafone Spain has teamed up with Chinese vendor Huawei to stage what the two parties claim is ‘the first 5G call in the world’. The call – between Castelldefels in Barcelona and Madrid – adhered to the standard commercial specifications approved by industry standards body 3GPP in December 2017, and utilised spectrum in the 3.7GHz band. The test also demonstrated a ‘dual 4G-to-5G connection’, which the companies say will be an important facet of 5G network technology, assisting with the control and management of data traffic.

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