Vodafone Portugal stages 3.6GHz 5G trial with Ericsson

16 Aug 2019

Vodafone Portugal has successfully trialled 5G technology, in association with vendor partner Ericsson. The National Communications Authority (Autoridade Nacional de Comunicacoes, ANACOM) allowed the telco to utilise a 100MHz block of 3.6GHz spectrum to power the test, which involved a ‘real-time 5G holographic broadcast’. The demonstration involved TV host Jose Alberto Carvalho being ‘teleported’ 400km between the TVI studio in Queluz de Baixo and the Paredes de Coura music festival venue. For its part, Ericsson provided Vodafone with its AIR 6488 5G equipment.