stc tests mmWave 5G NR

21 Dec 2020

Saudi Telecom Company (stc) reported the successful testing of a 5G New Radio (NR) live site using the 26GHz n257 mmWave frequency band in Makkah City, in collaboration with long-term partner Nokia. The test demonstrated a live network solution enabling eight 100MHz 5G mmWave carriers with anchoring of FDD LTE bands on a single Qualcomm chipset device. A press release stated: ‘mmWave spectrum can provide numerous high-capacity, low-latency 5G applications that will fuel economic growth and societal benefits in the kingdom and around the world. Moreover, 5G NR mmWave will support new and enhanced mobile experiences with fibre-like data speeds. It is a key spectrum for future 5G densification to address the capacity demand in hotspots and mass event areas.’

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