In what they termed ‘an Australian first’, TPG Telecom – which offers mobile services under the Vodafone Australia banner – and Finnish vendor Nokia have demonstrated a 5G uplink speed of 2Gbps. According to the duo, the live demonstration used Nokia’s commercial AirScale Radio solution together with TPG Telecom’s 5G mmWave spectrum at the Nokia 5G Futures Lab in Sydney.

In terms of specifics, it was noted that the live demonstration involved a commercially available Nokia AirScale 5G mmWave base station utilising the carrier’s 26GHz spectrum to connect, over the air, to a 5G device powered by a Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF System featuring fourth-generation Qualcomm QTM545 mmWave antenna modules. Additionally, Nokia said it had deployed its carrier aggregation (CA) technology to fully leverage the available spectrum assets, with the CA setup including four component carriers of 100MHz each in the 26GHz band. The demonstration also leveraged the vendor’s 5G Core to provide the speed, intelligence and security for testing the delivery of new advanced 5G services.

Commenting, TPG Telecom’s CTO, Giovanni Chiarelli, said: ‘We are very proud of this achievement and other mobile technology innovations we continue to develop with Nokia. This demonstration is important as it shows the huge potential of 5G mobile technology and gives a glimpse of the high speed services that will one day be available to customers and businesses right across Australia.’

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