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Telekom tests 5G in 6GHz band

24 Nov 2022

German telecoms operator Telekom Deutschland has tested 5G using frequencies in the 6GHz band in Bonn under real conditions. ‘In order to meet our customers’ increasing demand for more bandwidth with 5G, we will need more frequencies in the future. The tests have shown that the 6GHz frequencies are very well suited for this,’ said Walter Goldenits, Head of Technology at Telekom Germany. For the test, a mobile communications site on the roof of Telekom’s headquarters in Bonn was equipped with a 6GHz antenna, and a special computer was configured as the end device. The tests achieved speeds of more than 1Gbps and if the frequencies are combined with the 3.5GHz band, then a transmission rate of more than 2Gbps is possible.

Telekom notes that the future use of mobile radio frequencies depends on the regulatory framework set at the World Radio Conference in November 2023; if this is approved, then the frequencies could then be used in 2025 at the earliest.

Germany, Telekom Deutschland

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