BT Group and Nokia have announced the successful uplink aggregation of two carrier components in a 5G Standalone (SA) live network spectrum. The tests were conducted at BT Group’s facility in Adastral Park, Ipswich, using Nokia’s 5G AirScale portfolio and a device powered by a Snapdragon 5G Modem-RF System from Qualcomm Technologies, following initial lab-based trials. According to BT, uplink speeds of more than 230Mbps were achieved in the test, with downlink speeds of more than 1Gbps also recorded. It was noted that demonstration was ‘conducted with 15, 30 and 40MHz NR2600 carrier independently aggregated with a 40MHz NR3500 carrier component’.

The tests were undertaken as part of BT Group’s efforts to ensure that, when 5G SA services are launched via its mobile unit EE, it maintains its 5G network quality for end users. Commenting, Greg McCall, Chief Networks Officer at BT Group, said: ‘Carrier aggregation will be key to delivering the very best 5G experience to our customers, with this latest trial in partnership with Nokia demonstrating significant performance increases in terms of uplink speeds. This builds on last year’s success of achieving 4CA in 5G SA downlink, and we look forward to achieving further milestones in this space as we continue to progress towards 5G SA.’

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