The subject of the 5G network has the majority of its focus on companies in China. But, gradually, powers of countries like the Europeans have looked at this innovation with more interest, realizing the impact that it may bring to the business.
In this way, Nokia has now claimed that it managed to beat the world record on the 5G network with a speed of 4.7 Gbps.
When we talk about Nokia, it is more than natural to associate old people, but classic, mobile phones. But after new brands brought countless more modern products to the market, Nokia ended up fading and being in the shadow of others.
However, in recent months the Finnish company has shown several signs that it wants to rebuild.
As for 5G, the company has already taken interesting steps, making a partnership with Intel to become stronger in this segment. More recently, we learned that the Nokia 8.3 launch, the brand's first 5G smartphone.
Nokia says it has reached the world record for 5G speed
Last week the Finnish company announced that managed to reach speeds on the fastest 5G network in the world, through its Over-the-Air (OTA) range in Dallas, Texas. The maximum speed achieved was 4.7 Gbps, which defeats the 4.3 achieved by Ericsson in February this year.
This amazing mark was achieved through tests carried out on base station equipment that are being implemented in the main commercial networks of US operators.
To achieve this feat, Nokia combined eight channels of 100 MHz of millimeter wave spectrum in the 28 GHz and 39 GHz bands. Thus it was able to use 800 MHz of bandwidth and 40 MHz of LTE spectrum, using the Dual Connectivity functionality ( EN-DC), which is available in the solution AirScale from Nokia.
AirScale Radio Access is Nokia's 5G technology that allows operators around the world to capitalize on their 5G spectrum assets. It offers a large scale of capacity, latency and connectivity, which makes it possible to have all air interface technologies in the same radio access equipment.
In turn, the EN-DC solution allows devices to connect to both 5G and LTE networks simultaneously, while still receiving and sending data on both OTA technologies. In this way, it is possible to achieve a throughput rate much more than when connecting to one of the networks in isolation.
The speeds were achieved both in configurations based on the 5G cloud (vRAN) and in traditional configurations of the band.
According to Tommi Uitto, president of Nokia's mobile networks:
This is an important and significant milestone in the development of 5G services in the USA, particularly at a time when connectivity and capacity are so crucial.
This demonstrates the confidence that operators have in our end-to-end global portfolio and the progress we have made to offer the best possible 5G experiences to customers. We have already provided our mmWave radios to all major US operators and we look forward to continuing to work closely and evolve with them.
In short, everything indicates that the Finnish company is taking its job of showing what is still worth very seriously. In addition, Nokia is entering certain segments where many other brands, currently more popular, do not seem very committed.