Ahead of the full deployment of 5G trials in 2020, M1 and Huawei announced that they have successfully achieved Singapore’s highest 5G transmission speeds of 35Gbps.
The Singapore mobile operator M1 and Huawei demonstration, using millimeter wave (mmWave), was conducted over the 73GHz band at E-band. The trial validates the performance of 5G in high frequency bands and opens a new landscape for the standardization of 5G high-frequency technologies in Singapore.
The trial was conducted using existing commercial hardware infrastructure supplied by Huawei and a prototype CAT14 device. And made possible through the integration of four network technologies, including 3CC aggregation, 4×4 MIMO, Higher Order Modulation 256 QAM, and 2CC uplink carrier aggregation.
Various candidate 5G technologies and standards, overseen by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standards body, are undergoing aggressive trials globally. The 3GPP is expected to finalize 5G technology standards for global adoption and deployment by 2020.
Credit: TelecomPaper, SBR