Saudi telecoms operator Mobily has achieved a maximum download speed of 3.8Gbps on its 5G Standalone (SA) network using tri-band CA (3C), in collaboration with Nokia. The companies claim this is the first experiment of its kind in the Middle East and Africa, where three frequencies are integrated within the medium-range spectral band with a width of 100MHz for each band separately, totalling 300MHz. As a result of this experiment, Mobily will be able to add 100MHz to its 5G network.

Mikko Lavanti, head of Mobile Networks at Nokia MEA, said: ‘Together we have successfully demonstrated that 5G Carrier Aggregation plays a key role in improving 5G network coverage, capacity, and performance to meet the growing consumer and business demand for advanced mobile services. The trial is further strengthening the long-term relationship between Mobily and Nokia as well as improving the global ranking of Saudi Arabia and Mobily in providing distinctive 5G services’.

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