A1 Telekom Austria has carried out a live 5G trial together with Finnish technology partner Nokia. The trial, which achieved data transfer speeds of more than 1.4Gbps, used a complete 5G network consisting of a 5G radio cell and a 5G core. The base station used for the demonstration is based on already commercially available hardware connected to MIMO active antennas.
‘We are pleased to be working with A1 to make an important contribution to the rapid rollout of 5G in Austria. Together with A1, we presented 5G in Austria in a real-world setting for the first time,’ commented Marc Rouanne, Head of Mobile Communications at Nokia. Peter Wukowits, CEO of Nokia in Austria, added: ‘We were able to gain important experience with frequencies that have not been used in mobile radio to date, which will play an important role for 5G.’