Nokia, Qualcomm, and UScellular set a world record for extended-range 5G millimeter wave
Nokia, Qualcomm, and UScellular announced recently that the three parties have achieved a world record of millimeter-wave coverage at a communication distance of more than 10 kilometers using extended-range 5G millimeter-wave solutions under commercial networks.
The field test was completed under the UScellular commercial network on Grand Island, Nebraska, based on the 28GHz (n261) frequency band, using Nokia AirScale millimeter-wave wireless base stations. The above three companies conducted joint tests in multiple locations for different scenarios, respectively measuring the communication distance, upload, and download throughput, and delay. In more than 10 kilometers, the average download speed is about 1Gbps, and the upload speed is close to 57Mbps. In addition, a download speed of approximately 750 Mbps is achieved at a communication distance of more than 11 kilometers.
This important milestone shows that Nokia’s extended-range 5G millimeter wave solution and the first-generation Qualcomm fixed wireless access platform enable mobile operators such as UScellular to bridge the connection gap in areas where there was no Internet connection service or insufficient coverage before. 5G millimeter waves will help bridge the digital divide and provide the ultimate capacity in rural, suburban, and urban areas.