In a press release, Nokia and Hutchison 3 Indonesia (Tri) have confirmed the successful completion of an end-to-end live 5G network trial in Indonesia. Claiming a first in the country, the Finnish vendor said the trial – which was conducted on a Nokia-built test network on millimeter wave (mmWave) frequencies – demonstrated the cellco’s ability to support end-to-end 5G deployment. Nokia confirmed that multiple tests were carried out on the 28GHz spectrum, ‘obtaining the highest data download speeds of up to 1.62Gbps with 11ms latency while upload speeds of 75.9Mbps were measured’. The trial, which took place at the Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS) in Surabaya, East Java, also included a voice call test, which was initiated on the trial fifth-generation network and realised over VoLTE to demonstrate how basic telephony services would be handled in 5G.
Commenting, KP Goh, Head of Indonesia at Nokia, said: ‘Completing the first 5G end-to-end trial in Indonesia is an important milestone. 5G is going to change just about everything – every industry, every business, and every experience – including the student experience. With Nokia’s end-to-end 5G technology, Indonesia is ready to support 5G deployment now and Indonesian students are able to reap the benefits of faster connections with lower latency. With 48 commercial 5G contracts and more than 100 customer engagements, we are pleased to see the pace of 5G progress accelerating across the globe, including Indonesia.’