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Vodafone, Nokia Live 5G Trial Produces Speeds Up To 5 Gbps

Vodafone and Nokia have conducted a public 5G trial at the University of Technology Sydney, producing speeds of up to 5 Gbps.

In what Vodafone states was “the first live public 5G demonstration in Australia”, the trial used the 200 MHz spectrum, with the tests also showing latency of 3 ms.

A virtual reality trial, using footage recorded with Nokia’s OZO 360-degree camera, showed the transmission of eight simultaneous streams of content.

Vodafone chief technology officer Kevin Millroy noted that IoT “calls for a technology which can handle an immense amount of simultaneous connections, far greater than the capabilities of 4G networks”.

“We see compounding annual data growth rates of around 40 per cent, which we expect will skyrocket as more everyday things become connected to the internet,” Millroy commented.

“While our 4G network is better than ever, and is continually improving, at these growth rates, the industry is searching for a solution to support higher volumes of data traffic. 5G will enable our customers to use more data in more ways, at faster speeds than ever before.”

Nokia managing director, Oceania, Ray Owen stated that 5G “will enable significant new use cases, new business opportunities and new ways for people to benefit from communications”.

“It won’t happen overnight, but 5G is a change that will ultimately impact every industry,” Owen commented. “That’s why we’re working with network operators and industry players to create an ecosystem that is 5G-ready and enabled to turn technical capabilities into business solutions.”


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