Elisa, Nokia and Qualcomm partner to achieve 2Gbps 5G uplink speed on mmWave

21 Jun 2022

Nokia, Elisa, and Qualcomm Technologies have achieved what they claim are ‘record-breaking’ 5G uplink speeds of 2.1Gbps, doing so in a live demonstration at the Nokia Arena in Tampere, Finland. In a press release regarding the development Nokia said that for the trial it had provided its AirScale base station in 26GHz mmWave spectrum over Elisa’s commercial 5G network. Additionally, Nokia confirmed it had deployed its carrier aggregation (CA) technology to make the best use of the available spectrum assets, with the CA setup including four component carriers of 100MHz each. Meanwhile, it was noted that the network was connected to a 5G device powered by a Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF System featuring fourth-generation Qualcomm QTM545 mmWave antenna modules.

Commenting, Sami Komulainen, Executive Vice President, Production at Elisa, said: ‘Elisa is leading in the development of 5G services in Finland and this is yet another important step in our efforts to bring the fastest speeds and best 5G experiences to our customers. We previously announced reaching 8Gbps downlink speeds with Nokia, and Qualcomm Technologies and now we have pushed the possibilities of 5G technology even further with this new trial reaching over 2Gbps uplink speeds. This will deliver incredible and enhanced services to visitors of the Nokia Arena.’

Finland, Elisa Corporation, Nokia, Qualcomm