Altice France (SFR Group) has achieved downlink speeds of 2.3Gbps in a live 5G demonstration at the operator’s new headquarters in the 15th arrondissement of Paris. The trial network enabled it to stream 4K content and broadcast eight live feeds from different cameras. SFR used radio infrastructure and equipment from Huawei, along with core network components provided by Cisco. The demonstration follows Altice’s 5G New Radio (NR) experiment in a real-life situation, which took place at its lab in Velizy in May 2018. The company achieved peak bitrate of 1.6Gbps via a pre-commercial terminal using frequencies in the 3.5GHz band. The 5G active antenna used Massive MIMO technology and was composed of 64 transmitters and 64 receivers.
In related news, Altice France’s subsidiary in Reunion has trialled 5G technology achieving download speeds of 1.6Gbps, NewsMedia Overseas writes. The operator is planning to commercialise the technology in 2020/2021.