Orange Espana, Nokia stage Standalone 5G trial in Vigo

4 Feb 2020

Orange Espana and Nokia have announced the successful completion of a Standalone 5G data trial in the north-west city of Vigo. The tests utilised the vendor’s fully virtualised 5G network core alongside a commercial Mediatek 5G device; all equipment adheres to 3GPP Release 15 standards. Discussing the trial, Orange noted: ‘The Standalone architecture allows us to build a 5G network totally independent of existing 4G networks, reach speeds of more than ten times the current ones, [achieve] latencies below ten milliseconds and connect millions of IoT devices.’

Spain, Nokia, Orange Espana (incl. Jazztel)