T-Mobile Netherlands has achieved 850Mbps data download speed on its 5G Field Lab test network at its headquarters in The Hague using the OPPO Reno 5G smartphone. The speed compares with a maximum data rate of about 400Mbps on T-Mobile’s 4G network. The operator’s CTO Kim Larsen said: ‘We’re proud to have been the first to achieve a 5G connection on a live network using an OPPO smartphone. T-Mobile is always looking for the newest, fastest, and most innovative smartphones for its customers. By experimenting with a variety of 5G functionalities in our 5G Field Lab, consumers can get a taste of the possibilities that 5G will offer in the future.’ The Netherlands is gearing up for 5G launches in 2020 after an auction of 700MHz frequencies scheduled for completion early in the year.