Turkcell has achieved downlink transmission speeds of 2.283Gbps in an Istanbul-based trial, claiming that this feat represents a ‘world record speed’. The tests were carried out in conjunction with Ericsson and utilised spectrum in the 3.5GHz band and a 5G-compatible smartphone, the Oppo Reno 5G. The trial utilised Non-Standalone (NSA) architecture, meaning the smartphone connected to 4.5G and 5G networks simultaneously.
Gediz Sezgin, CTO at Turkcell, commented: ‘With world record speeds yielded on Turkey’s first 5G-device test, Turkcell proudly added another first to its track record. We have one of the world’s fastest networks in Turkey and with this milestone passed, we continue our efforts to build the best 5G network.’