Sydney – Nokia and TPG Telecom today announced that they have achieved 5G connection speeds of up to 2 gigabits per second (Gbps). Using TPG Telecom’s 5G mmWave spectrum, this feat was achieved during a live demonstration at the Nokia 5G Futures Lab in Sydney, Australia.
The new Australian record for 5G uplink, which follows a number of Australian 5G speed records Nokia announced earlier in the year, will enable Nokia and customers such as TPG Telecom to provide ultra-high-performance, low-latency services to the industry. and IoT applications that rely heavily on high-speed uplink connectivity. The solution is expected to be fully deployed next year as devices that support this capability become available.
The live demonstration included a commercially available Nokia AirScale 5G mmWave base station using TPG Telecom’s 26 GHz spectrum to connect, over the air, to a 5G device powered by the Snapdragon® X65 5G Modem-RF System featuring fourth-generation Qualcomm® QTM545 mmWave antenna units. In addition, Nokia has deployed industry-leading Carrier Aggregation (CA) technology to take full advantage of available spectrum assets. The CA setup included four component carriers of 100 MHz each in the 26 GHz band.
The demonstration also leveraged Nokia’s 5G Core to provide speed, intelligence and security to test the delivery of new advanced 5G services.
Once deployed, 5G mmWave technology will create new service opportunities for both consumers and industries. For consumers, it will allow real-time multi-user ultra-high definition 8K bidirectional video streaming, and augmented reality content to smartphones or wearables for immersive experiences.
For industries, it will enable massive amounts of data to be streamed directly from embedded IoT sensors and industrial robots over 5G, allowing real-time control of industrial processes using powerful 5G-connected Edge Compute Nodes. The concept of processor offloading via 5G was also demonstrated at the event with a ‘Spot’ – a 5G-connected Robot Dog – developed in collaboration with academics at the University of Technology Sydney.
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