27 Nov 2018
Nokia and StarHub have completed the first outdoor pilot of 5G New Radio on the 3.5GHz frequency band in Singapore, demonstrating ‘industrial and consumer applications to staff, industry partners and enterprise customers over ‘live’ Nokia 5G cells and core network technology at StarHub’s headquarters’ in the city-state. In a press release today (27 November), the pair confirmed that the live pilot showcased third-party devices and the capabilities of a 5G non-standalone network architecture (Nokia 5G radio technology interworking with StarHub’s 4G core network) to deliver the speeds, capacity and latency required to support enhanced mobile broadband services. Under the trials, Nokia deployed its AirScale Radio Access technology with 5G New Radio 3GPP-compliant software and the Nokia AirFrame data centre solution, the release read. Operating at 3.5GHz, the pilot network also demonstrated Massive MIMO with beamforming and virtual reality user equipment, with Nokia Services also on board to provide project and technical management, and installation services.